Heel pain can occur in people of all ages and fitness levels, and is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. The podiatrists at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic are specifically trained to diagnose the exact type of heel pain you are experiencing, and to design a treatment plan to address your particular needs.
A number of conditions can result in heel pain including plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome, bruising of the calcaneus, bursitis, Achilles tendenitis/tendinosis, stress fractures, and nerve compression. The onset of heel pain can be very acute, however it can also develop quite insidiously. It may be located under and around the heel, as well as at the back of the heel, and either one foot or both feet may be affected. Symptoms of heel pain may be triggered by poor biomechanics, a sudden increase in physical activity, weight gain, or unsuitable training surfaces.
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic deals with a high volume of cases of heel pain and we are proud of our very successful track record of providing relief. Our ‘Return to Run’ program provides a step-by-step process to relief of heel pain and includes a thorough assessment of the location and cause of your pain, and a comprehensive gait analysis to assess the contribution of biomechanical factors to your heel pain. Over a 4 week period, we work with you to treat the symptoms with therapies (such as massage, mobilisation, and dry needling) which provide pain relief and enhance healing.
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic is located at 934 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon. Contact us on 1300 821 893 to arrange an appointment- be free of heel pain!