Heel Pain Physiotherapist Milsons Point
With over 25 years of experience focusing foot and ankle problems at Physio Therapy Yoga, A-J is passionate about resolving heel pain!
Let us assist you in alleviating your pain and guide you back to the joy of walking or running.
There are various potential sources of heel pain, including:
- Inflammation or injury to the plantar fascia, the connective tissue connecting the toes to the heel.
- Overlooked nerve entrapment.
- Pain referred from the lumbo-sacral region of the spine.
- Trigger points in particular muscles.
- A bruised fat pad beneath the heel.
- Potential stress fractures.
- The manner in which you walk or run, influencing foot dynamics.
- Calves that are either too tight or weak.
- An effective treatment for heel pain requires a precise diagnosis.
It’s essential to recognise that heel pain isn’t solely attributable to plantar fascia issues. Nerves terminating in the same region as the plantar fascia can also be a factor.
Moreover, factors such as foot landing dynamics, muscle tension further up the leg and even higher up in the body, footwear choices, and certain activities or lifestyle habits can influence heel pain.
To address heel pain expediently and efficiently, a comprehensive evaluation is crucial. This includes considering your overall physical condition and understanding if orthotics are necessary. They should not be the first treatment.
Often, a holistic and whole-body approach is required. We advocate for a thorough assessment that considers your body and lifestyle.