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Heel Pain Treatment in Reservoir and Melbourne CBD

As one of the leading injury clinics in the northern suburbs and city; we provide care to those in the Melbourne CBD and to all local Reservoir residents and surrounding communities including Bundoora, Rosanna, Fairfield, Watsonia, Heidelberg, Coburg, Heidelberg Heights, Macleod West, Preston, Thomastown & Thornbury.

What is heel pain?

Heel pain is a common orthopedic problem that can cause significant discomfort. Don’t suffer alone; book an assessment with one of our allied health professionals includingOsteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists & Podiatrists today to alleviate your symptoms and live life pain-free.

Heel pain can develop at the most unfortunate of times. For sports players an increased work load puts the bones in your feet under great stress.

Heel pain is a common foot complaint and may involve injury to different areas of the foot. Heel pain can be attributed to a number of different injuries, conditions and diseases.

Causes of heel pain:

Common conditions associated with heel pain can include:

Severs Disease
Severs is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children, typically adolescents. The condition presents as pain in the heel and is caused by repetitive stress to the heel and is thus particularly common in active children. It is largely a chronic overuse injury.

Heel Spur
A heel spur is a bony growth on the underside of the heel, which is often the result of Plantar Fasciitis.

Other potential causes:

Heel pain symptoms:

People experiencing heel pain will often be active or involved in sports. Athletes with an increased workload are at most risk.

Diagnosis of heel pain:

Depending on the severity of the condition, the symptoms presented and the level of pain, heel pain is typically diagnosed using:

  • Hands-on Physical Assessment
  • Medical history
  • X-rays
  • Strength tests/exercises

Heel pain treatment:

Depending on the severity of the condition, the symptoms presented and the level of pain, heel pain is typically diagnosed using:

  • Rest
  • Reduction in physical activity until pain has subsided
  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
  • Wearing supportive footwear
  • Orthotics
  • Manual Therapy
  • Professional strapping
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Use of a CAM Walker/Moon Boot
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • In some cases, surgery may be recommended

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