Listen to our Podiatrist Sarah Clarke talk about Heel Pain on Geelong’s BayFM Radio
We stay at the cutting edge of Heel Pain management and treatments.
Our Podiatrists are constantly training and upskilling in management of foot pain injuries.
Recently we underwent an intensive training session from Geelong and Melbourne Podiatric Surgeon Mr Simon Smith. The topic of this session was Heel Pain.
While our Podiatrists are exceptionally skilled at treating heel pain, its always worthwhile speaking with someone of the calibre of Mr Smith, as there is always more to learn in this incredibly complex area.
There are many different injuries that result in Heel Pain. It might surprise people that they are not all Plantar Fasciitis!
We find heel pain is one of those areas where so many claim to be able to treat it, yet we find they are often successful at treating only one type of heel injury.
The key is to be able to correctly diagnose the source of the pain in the heel, and tailor a treatment program around it.
There are many different injuries that result in Heel Pain. It might surprise people that they are not all Plantar Fasciitis! And even Plantar Fasciitis can present in a number of ways, with different ideal treatments for each.
Selecting the correct treatment to match the injury it vital, especially in a world where all health practitioners (not only Podiatrists) have access to prefabricated foot orthotics to prescribe, an understanding of those types of heel injuries that are made worse by orthotics can not be understated.
Its training like this, the Geelong Foot Clinic team undertake in their own personal time, that keeps us at the forefront of Heel Pain management, and the first stop you should make if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.
- Pain when getting out of bed in the morning or at night
- Sore after sitting for some period of time (may ‘warm up’ after a few steps)
- Pain after long periods of standing
- Pain under the heel in some footwear
- May be relieved when wearing a higher heel
- Throbbing soon after sitting down