Heel pain is the most common condition we see at Pioneer Podiatry, with at least 5 to 10 cases per day. In our clinic, we specialise in diagnosing and treating this condition and have a special focus on cases that have been chronic and difficult to fix.
How do we treat heel pain?
There are several treatment options that can be used to resolve heel pain conditions and each one is carefully considered when treating each patient. What’s right for one person might not be right for another. A physical examination will be conducted in order to diagnose which heel pain condition you have and a biomechanical assessment will be carried out to help determine which treatment path to take.
The main treatment options are:
You may require one or a combination of the above treatments. Stretch techniques and footwear selection are also important. In addition to the treatments that we put in place for you, it is extremely important that we educate you and clear up the confusion surrounding things that you should and shouldn’t do. Commonly, patients are engaging in home remedies that a practitioner or a friend may have informed them of, or that they have learned about online. Some of these common remedies add stress to the heel and irritate the condition, even if they provide short-term relief, meaning the condition persists.