Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Carnegie
Have you ever experienced heel pain? Getting sharp pain in your foot while you are walking that is causing your grief?
What is heel pain?
‘Heel pain’ is extremely common, and can affect a large range of the population. However there are many different causes of heel pain, which present themselves in different ways and require unique treatment methods.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It often feels like you are sharp needles under your heel and foot while you are walking, jumping or running. Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is often related to the biomechanics of your foot and how ‘stretched’ the plantar fascia is.
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendinosis/tendinopathy is another form of heel pain that originates from the achilles tendon. We can get pain in the achilles when there are some changes in the structural make up of the tendon. Sometimes when we increase the load going through our Achilles too suddenly or quickly, the tendon can develop tiny tears in it, which causes a thickening of the tendon, weakness and ultimately pain.
Here at Glen Eira Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are all experienced in diagnosing and treating heel pain. Through a detailed and thorough assessment the physiotherapist will work with you to understand your pain and symptoms, and then provide you with the education and exercise to correctly manage your condition, to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.