Heel Pain Treatment Diamond Creek, Eltham, St Helena, Greensborough, Hurstbridge

Symmetree Osteopathy offers quality care to local residents in Diamond Creek & surrounding areas including Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Eltham North, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Doreen, Nutfield, Cottlesbridge, St Helena, Eltham and Greensborough.

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.

Heel pain is a common orthopedic problem that can cause significant discomfort. 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.

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:

Treatment for Heel Pain:

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

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

We’re confident we can help your body find health, book your appointment online now or contact us on (03) 8418 0886!

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