Heel pain is a common problem and can affect anyone of any age but is most commonly seen in the over 40s. We are constantly on our feet and the heel absorbs most of the impact from your body weight when you are walking or running so it is quite easy to sustain mechanical injury to the foot.
There are a number of reasons why a person might experience heel pain – lower back and joint problems, stress fractures, a tear to the Achilles tendon. Heel pain may be due to plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia band which connects the heel bone to the base of the toes) or bursitis (inflammation of the fibrous sac beneath the heel bone) – two of the most common causes of heel pain.
Heel Pain Treatment
If your heel pain does not resolve itself naturally within a few weeks, it is very important to consult with the Podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of the pain in order to receive the correct treatment and advice on how to prevent the problem recurring. Appropriate treatment may include gait analysis, laser therapy, exercise and stretching programmes, orthotics and foot wear advice
If you suffer from any kind of foot or ankle pain including: painful heel, arch pain, forefoot pain please contact us for advice or to book an appointment.