Heel pain is a general term used to describe pain and discomfort experienced anywhere in or around the rear of the foot.
There are many different causes of heel pain and the most common is referred to as Plantar Fasciitis.
The Plantar Fascia is a band of tissue that stretches along the sole of the foot from the middle of the heel to the ball of the foot and the toes. Sometimes this band of tissue is forced to stretch excessively and the insertion point of the tissue into the heel area becomes aggravated.
Symptoms include pain in the centre of the sole of the heel which is worse in the morning and eases off as activity progresses.
Further ways we can help
- We can give you stretching and strengthening exercises to alleviate pain and reduce pressure on the heel.
- We can assess your footwear and advise you on the correct type of shoe for your condition.
- We can provide you with insoles (orthotics) to support the arch and reduce pressure and pain.
- With a biomechanical assessment we can analyse any postural problems that may be affecting your feet.