Heel pain can be a debilitating problem. There are numerous reasons for heel pain and we will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the cause of your pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic pain beneath the heel, affecting almost 4% of the Australian population.
The plantar fascia is the band of connective tissue connecting your heel to the ball of your foot, supporting your arch. When it is strained it may swell and become painful. Plantar fasciitis involves pain at the base of the heel with symptoms worst during first steps in the morning and after rest. The pain may also increase throughout the day as you spend more time on your feet.
Plantar fasciitis may be caused by tightness of the plantar fascia, muscle weakness and tightness, your biomechanics, or other factors. Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become chronic and result in further problems.
Treatment of heel pain is multi-faceted, and the podiatrists at Langmore Podiatry are experienced in conducting assessments to determine the cause of your heel pain. We are knowledgeable and familiar with numerous evidence-based treatments to ensure that your heel pain resolves. These treatments, tailored to your particular condition, include strengthening and stretching exercises, dry needling, strapping, orthoses, footwear advice, shockwave therapy and prolotherapy.
Langmore Podiatry Can Help
If you are experiencing heel pain, call Langmore Podiatry in Berwick today at 9707 1988 for an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists. Located in the heart of Berwick, more Podiatry is just a short drive from Narre Warren, Beaconsfield, Pakenham, and Cranbourne.