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 bio-mechanical assessment […]

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Plantar Fasciitis: Finding the cause – 13th August 2015.

New patients at our clinic are often confused by the overwhelming information posted on the internet. Much of the treatment advice for Plantar Fasciitis is conflicting and produces varied results. We refer to this information source as Dr. Google and we are all guilty of knocking on his door when a part of our body […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – City to Surf

4th August 4, 2015 It’s that time of year again and the recreational walkers / runners are out and about, training for this annual event. In just 5 days, on August 9th, troops of people, young and old, fit or flabby, male or female will be pounding the roads that head East from the Sydney […]

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A Plantar Fasciitis update

Plantar Fasciitis in winter Even though its cold outside and people are exercising less due the temperature and illness, the incidence of Plantar Fasciitis is still high. In fact, we are seeing more and more patients with Plantar Fascial tears. Otherwise known as deep surface tears, laminar tears or partial thickness tears. These patients are […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – an overview of Karl Lockett, Sports Podiatrist

Karl Lockett is a Sports Podiatrist with a special interest in heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis. He graduated from the university of Salford, Manchester in 1998 and has been specializing in biomechanics and Plantar Fasciitis in Australia since 2001. Karl Locket was invited to speak at the Sports Medicine Australia seminar rooms in 2012 where […]

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Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis will have been suffering with symptoms for more than 2-4 weeks. The symptoms become consistent and the patients are able to see the patterns. Usually, the pain arises every single morning without fail. It is sometimes described as groundhog day – patients know that as […]

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Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur

This article has been written to clear up the confusion that surrounds two of the possible causes of pain underneath the heel. Patients and practitioners alike seem to be using 2 different terminologies (Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spur) to describe the same condition when in fact a Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis are very different […]

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Plantar Fasciitis in Runners

1: Too much too soon It is not uncommon to find Plantar Fasciitis in runners who have increased the intensity of their training programme too quickly. There should always be a gradual increase in the number of days training per week and likewise, a gradual increase in the distance of each run. Failure to follow […]

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Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

A common question: Can I use orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis? There are different ways to approach the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, and orthotics is definitely a very reliable option. However, the Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis must be designed very accurately with the specific foot problem in mind. Many patients have already tried Orthotics for Plantar […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Recovery Time

What is the approximate Plantar Fasciitis recovery time? The recovery time for Plantar Fasciitis is varied and is dependent upon different factors. In general it can vary from a few days (if treatment starts early) to a few years if left untreated. If the wrong treatments are implemented and the Plantar Fasciitis is aggravated then […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Causes Video

Video about Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms and Causes by Karl Lockett   Transcription Below If You’d Rather Read: Hi! I’m Karl Lockett. I’ve been a sports podiatrist for twelve years,and I’ve found that one of the biggest causes of heel pain is recreational running and walking. The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis are pain around […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Plantar Fasciitis Exercises are common, but are they beneficial? Most new patients that arrive at our clinic are performing Plantar Fasciitis Exercises but are not sure if they are doing the right thing. They ask, should I be doing Plantar Fasciitis Exercises, because my heel pain doesn’t seem to be improving? In […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the Plantar Fascia at the heel bone. Should I be performing stretches for my Plantar Fasciitis? At Sydney Heel Pain Clinic we are asked this question on a daily basis. Unfortunately many of our new patients are doing stretches that actually prolong the condition. They have been advised to do […]

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How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain

video about Orthotic Therapy & How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis Here’s The Transcription If You’d Rather Read: Hi there! Welcome to this tutorial on plantar fasciitis. My name is Karl Locket. I’m a sport podiatrist in Sydney, Australia. I trained in Manchester in the UK. My area of interest is plantar fasciitis. I’ve been working […]

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Heel Pain Treatment

The main practice of our work here at Sydney Heel Pain Clinic is Heel Pain Treatment. As sports podiatrists, we treat all kinds of foot and ankle pain but most patients attending our clinic require Heel Pain Treatment. Types of Heel Pain Treatment Taping Applying rigid sports tape to the affected foot once every 3 […]

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Heel Pain

What is Heel Pain What is heel pain? Heel pain can stop you in your tracks! It can cause pain so severe that you become house bound or reluctant to go anywhere that requires you to walk or be on your feet. It can cause you to put on weight due the resulting inactivity, and […]

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Pain in Heel of Foot

Pain in the heel of your foot can be debilitating. It can stop you in your tracks and ruin your day. Many people suffering with heel pain will start to become so sore and inactive that they start to avoid every day activities like a trip to the shops or cafes, in fear of the […]

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Plantar Fascia & Plantar Fasciitis Taping

Plantar Fasciitis Taping Plantar Fasciitis taping can be very effective in the early stages of heel pain, and it is a great way of giving instant relief at the time of consultation. What is Plantar Fascia? Imagine that your foot is like a loose bag of bones, and every time your foot hits the floor […]

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What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What causes Plantar Fasciitis? What causes Plantar Fasciitis? Its no coincidence. The majority of patients presenting with heel pain have gone from zero to hero overnight! The amount of times that the heel pain patient reports that they made the decision to “get fit” is uncanny. They usually join a bootcamp,  hire a personal trainer […]

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Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendon Pain

Is shockwave therapy beneficial in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendon? Yes, shockwave therapy is used quite commonly in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinosis. It has positive effects that speed up the recovery time and reduce pain. While shockwave therapy isn’t always offered as a stand alone treatment, […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Shoes

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Shoes (Sydney Heel Pain Clinic) We are seeing too many flexible shoes in the clinic! Plantar fasciitis will settle much quicker with stable shoes. Remember, comfort is one thing, support is another! You would not climb Mount Everest in your slippers would you? Even though they are comfortable. Read more about: Plantar […]

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Plantar Fasciitis (Golfers Heel)

Plantar Fasciitis Shoes Plantar Fasciitis is nowadays also known as Golfers Heel due to the increasing incidence of the condition amongst Golfers. More and more golfers are entering the clinic complaining of heel pain or Plantar Fasciitis and have all the typical symptoms of this common condition. Whether a competitive or a social golfer the […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

The following article relates to Plantar Fasciitis Treatment. Try to think of Plantar Fasciitis as a strained or a torn ligament in the sole of your foot. The ligament is pulling away from the heel bone, causing heel pain and arch pain. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Therefore, the most reliable way to cure Plantar Fasciitis is to use orthotics for a […]

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Plantar Fascia Stretches

Question from patient: (Sydney) My physio has given me some stretches for my plantar fasciitis. Hanging my heel off a step and pulling back on my toes. Is this right, as i dont seem to be getting better? Answer: No. Our experience at Sydney Heel Pain is that these stretches cause the fascia to pull […]

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Is Plantar Fasciitis different to Heel Spur Syndrome?

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur Syndrome Many people have heel spurs without having any pain at all. People with chronic pain under the base of the heel actually have Plantar Fasciitis. The pain always comes from the Plantar Fascia pulling on the heel bone and not from the spurs themselves. Heel spurs are not the […]

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