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 will be carried out to help determine which treatment path to take.
The main treatment options are:
- Shock wave therapy
- Orthotics (Made using a 3D Scanner)
- Immobilisation boots
- Dry needling
You may require one or a combination of the above treatments. Stretch techniques and footwear selection is 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 on line. 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.
The treatment’s that we select for you will be determined by:
- The severity of your condition
- The length of time you have been in pain
- Your occupation (which determines how much time you spend on your feet)
- Your body weight
- Whether or not you feel your heel throbbing in bed at night
- The presence of Plantar Facial Tears
- The main conditions that we see are Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, Achilles Tendinosis, Bursitis and Sever’s disease.
Written by Karl Lockett