Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. Heel pain is most common in middle aged men and women however can commonly affect children around the ages of 8-15. Heel pain can be a cause of increased weight, flat feet, high activity levels or increased standing at work. Some of the most common conditions are:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Severs disease
  • Fat pad syndrome

Heel pain is treated depended on the condition you have, your biomechanics, foot posture and lifestyle factors. Some of the common treatment options include:

  • Strapping
  • Icing/heat
  • Exercises and stretches
  • Massage
  • Orthotics
  • Supportive footwear
  • Dry needling/acupuncture

How do orthotics help?

Poor foot biomechanics is a common cause for heel pain. Orthotics help to correct foot alignment and influence motion through the foot by controlling the rear foot and supporting the arch of the foot. This allows your body to function more effectively reducing strain in within the body.