Do you have heel pain?
Why put up with heel pain when we can fix it?
Is heel pain limiting your life?
Are you hobbling out of bed every morning or limping after prolonged periods of rest?
Is your heel pain stopping you from doing what you want to do each day?
Does your heel pain get worse throughout the day, making your daily life a struggle?
Do you struggle to walk or stand when at work or home?
Are you putting on weight because heel pain has caused you to stop playing sport or exercise?
Have you had to take time off work due to heel pain?
Does your child limp and complain of heel pain, after sports or play?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you would benefit from our 5 step Podiatry Heel Pain Assessment
Step 1: Lets Chat
We get to know your story by diving deep into how heel pain is affecting your life, the current severity of pain you are experiencing, your current limitations, what you wish you could do but can’t, and what are your specific goals.
Step 2: We assess your lower limbs
We dive deep to uncover the actual cause of your injury, not just try and cover up the symptoms, and we use video gait and other tool to explain this to you so you fully understand it. Now you’ll really understand why this has happened, and why other treatments haven’t helped so far! We use our expertise in exclusively treating foot conditions and our world class diagnostic equipment and imaging to get the right diagnosis for the cause of your heel pain. We’re off to a good start already!
Step 3: We let you know exactly whats happening & why
We provide you with a tailored Proven Process Treatment Plan, which outlines exactly how we can fix your heel pain, and keep you free from future foot pain. If you are ready, we can immediately start treatment to start your journey back to normal life, free from heel pain.
Step 4: We start getting you better
We provide you with a tailored treatment plan, which outlines exactly how we can fix your heel pain, and keep you free from future foot pain. If you are ready, we can begin treatment to get you started on your journey back to normal life, free from heel pain.
Step 5: Your plan is put to the test
We provide you with assurance that your treatment plan has you on the path back to normal life, free from heel pain.
To Fix your Heel Pain ASAP
learn More about Heel Pain
At The Feet People, we have seen over 13,000 feet fixed, and have been successfully treating all the causes of heel pain, including the most common:
Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs
Sever's disease (Heel Pain in Children)
Other less common causes of heel pain include:
Plantar fascial tear
Plantar fascial fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose's disease
Plantar Calcaneal nerve entrapment syndrome
Insertional Achilles tendonopathy/ enthesopathy/ Haglunds deformity
The foot doctors at The Feet People are trained foot specialists that can diagnose and treat all the above conditions.
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and also the most common condition presenting to our clinic. Every day we treat this condition. That being said, it is a very complex condition that needs to be correctly diagnosed and treated specific to each person.
The Plantar Fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot which runs from the heel to the base of the toes. When placed under increased stress, the Plantar Fascia can stretch and tear, resulting in degeneration of this tissue, particularly at its insertion into the heel bone.
In some cases, the pain is also felt in the arch. The tears can become degenerative scar tissue, which is less flexible than the fascia and hence aggravate the problem. Continuous straining of the fascia at the heel bone may eventually lead to the development of bony growth on the heel (heel spur).
In majority of cases of Plantar Fasciitis, the heel spur is NOT the cause of the pain. The pain is due to the degeneration and weakening of the soft tissue (Plantar Fascia), regardless of whether a heel spur is present or not.
What does it feel like to have plantar fasciitis caused heel pain?
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the bottom surface of the heel. It can feel like a sharp stabbing pain under your heel which may be associated with some visible swelling but this is not always the case. Typically the pain is most noticeable when standing up after rest or when standing for long periods of time.
Potential causes of plantar faciitis related heel pain:
Over-pronation (arch collapse)
Tight calf muscles and Achilles tendon
High arches and rigid feet
Barefoot on hard surfaces or incorrect or worn out shoes
Jobs that require lots of walking on hard surfaces
Over training or sudden increase in training
With our tools and expertise, we are able to assess and decide which of these factors are causing the injury.
Sever’s Disease (Heel pain in children)
Heel pain in children is commonly cause by another condition called calcaneal apophysitis (severs disease), however it can be caused by various other conditions, some of them serious.
It is important to come and have your child expertly examined by us to determine which condition is causing this pain, and to develop a treatment plan to fix it for good, and prevent long term injury and disability.
Fix your Heel Pain
What you can try
You should start by reducing any daily activities that increase your pain. Swapping your normal activities to lower impact ones such as cycling or swimming can keep the pain down whilst keeping you active. You should avoid going barefoot and instead wear your most comfortable shoes. For quick relief of symptoms, icing the area can help settle things down.
When to see us
Even though heel pain is a very common condition it can be very complex in nature. It is very important to get a correct diagnosis and a treatment plan which will suit your individual situation. When nothing seems to be working, that’s a good time to come in and see The Feet People for an appointment. We use a combination of manual and digital assessment tools to make a diagnosis. That way we can discuss a treatment plan that fits in with your goals, whether that’s walking to the shops pain-free or competing in an upcoming fun run.