Heel pain is a form of foot pain which is very common in adults. In most cases, the pain results from daily exercises and activities. Calcaneus or the heel bone is actually the largest bone found in the human foot and during walking the heel is the first area of the foot that comes into contact with the ground.There are two structures found on the sole or bottom part of the foot that is primarily linked with heel pain, i.e. the plantar fascia and the Flexor digitorum brevis muscle. Gait abnormalities are responsible for causing inflammation on the various structures that are attached to the heel bone which results in heel pain. The condition is commonly caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia.
Being one of the problems affecting most people today, it is essential that you do everything possible to stop this condition as soon as you can, and before it gets any worse. If you are experiencing persistent heel pain, now would be a good time to get in touch with us at the Perfect Balance Clinic. Your heel pain could be caused by calcified deposits, stress fractures, or heel spurs.
We have many different treatment options available for heel pain, depending on the cause, including the use of Orthotics and Shockwave Therapy.
Custom fitted orthotics (padded shoe inserts) may be the answer for you. Don’t be put off if you have tried them in the past, maybe you have bought some off the shelf in the chemist or acquired some via your GP, which you probably found were extremely uncomfortable and soon gave up wearing them. We are experts in orthotics, they are not all created equal, and there are many different options on the market to choose from so we ensure that they are not only a perfect fit but are also comfortable for you to wear on a daily basis.
This is not as scary as it sounds, and merely refers to a series of low energy pulses which are mechanically generated and applied to the site of pain for just a few minutes. This is a groundbreaking form of therapy and very effective for many different types of pain. Just a few sessions are required in a set period of time, any more than that is detrimental. Shockwave Therapy is carried out by one of our experienced practitioners using a hand-held device, after first discussing your symptoms with you and pinpointing the source of the pain. It is not at all unpleasant to receive a treatment using Shockwave Therapy and is one of the most effective tools we use to combat many different types of pain. Why not get in touch with us for more information.