“Don’t let heel pain ground you”

While heel pain has many causes, it is usually the result of a biomechanical imbalance ( abnormalities in the way we walk), too much stress on the heel bone and the tissues attached to it, or complications from certain systemic diseases such as arthritis or diabetes.

Podiatrists use a range of methods to treat heel pain, including exercise and shoe recommendations, orthoses (shoe inserts), taping or strapping and anti-inflammatory creams. Most heel pain can be effectively treated without surgery.

How a podiatrist can help

Podiatrists are highly skilled foot health professionals trained to deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists have completed a Bachelor of Podiatry or higher degree, and are continually upgrading their skills and knowledge through further education training.

Regular visits to your podiatrist can help prevent recurrences of heel pain and other associated foot problems.