Plantar heel pain is a blanket term applied to number of conditions affecting the underside of your heel/arch and is primarily found to be caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Studies have found as many as 8 in 10 people will experience heel pain at some point in their life, making this a highly debilitating condition for the community if left untreated.
There are a number of predisposing factors to take into consideration when assessing plantar heel pain, including age, sex, weight, footwear, training load, and many more. As such, our team of experienced podiatrists are well-versed in the comprehensive assessment and management of this clinical presentation. Within our practice, our podiatrists will perform a thorough medical history assessment and look at numerous lifestyle factors, followed by a biomechanical assessment, taking into account elements such as foot posture, walking style and anatomical limitations such as joint range and muscle strength.
Plantar heel pain is most commonly characterised by pain first thing in the morning, or after a period of rest, and will often reduce over time as your feet “warm up”. Often this condition is caused by a number of tissues working outside their normal capacity and as such becoming angry and inflamed. At Be Podiatry, our team has access to number of useful modalities for the treatment of this condition, including 3D scanning and orthotics, shockwave therapy, and access to treadmill and gait assessment technology for strength and conditioning.
If you are experiencing plantar heel pain, please contact the clinic to book a comprehensive biomechanical assessment with one of the team. We understand just how debilitating this condition can be and pride ourselves on the provision of efficient and effective results via multifaceted care. Get in touch and speak with one of our lovely podiatrists about how we can help you get back on your feet.