Heel Pain

Heel Pain & Arch Pain

Heel pain is among the most common causes of foot pain and can be debilitating and frustrating. Whilst not the only cause of heel pain plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the foot.

What is it?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is caused by the inflammation of a major ligament in the foot called the plantar fascia. This ligament helps to maintain the arch of the foot and can become overworked and inflamed by feet that are not functioning correctly.

What is it caused by?

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a number of factors including tight calves, foot pronation (rolling in), overuse, inappropriate footwear even a history of ankle sprains can be amongst the causes for plantar fasciitis. Understanding exactly what’s causing the injury is crucial to achieving a positive treatment result.

How is it treated?

There a large number of treatment options for plantar fasciitis that can be customised to best suit your needs. At Hurst Podiatry we will assess the nature of your injury and its causes and help you select your best option. This will happen after a full assessment of your walking, your injuries history and any other relevant elements of the injury. We have a huge number of treatment options available to help you pick from including supportive taping, custom built exercise programs, orthotic therapy, shockwave therapy, night braces and better footwear selection.