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Vicious cycle of heel pain Very often in the clinic we see patients with heel pain who are also wanting to lose weight. Many of these patients struggle to be able to do both of these at the same time. If they are unable to exercise they gain weight, which can result in increased pressure on the heel making it worse and if they exercise they find the heel pain symptoms become worse. This turns into a catch 22, and a vicious cycle
What we would recommend if getting
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Yes, massage can be a great tool to assist in providing short term pain relief throughout the day. The massage can be done with your hands from the heel through the arch toe the toes for approximately 15 minutes, alternatively using a ball under your foot or using a frozen drink bottle to add an ice component. The massage will help increase blood flow to the area and assist is easing some of the pain in the short term.
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Nurses make up a large percentile of the patients we see for Heel Pain and most people can’t seem to figure out why. If you break it down the major factor into account is long standing shifts with excessive walking to and from wards and, carrying/moving heavier equipment or patients. Each time we’re taking a step when walking, the heel is impacting at 3x the body weight and with the average person taking about 5,000 steps per day (nurses well exceed this), that’s quite a lot
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Why is heel pain more common in your 40s and 50s?Heel pain can affect all age groups and isn’t reserved for a particular bracket. The main factor taken into account is the level of activity. In the young adult age bracket of 20-34, the most common cause is due to a high level or an increase in physical activity whereas in older age bracket of your 40’s and 50’s, the cause can still be that high level of activity but is more commonly due to an
Facebook Live 7th January 2020This time of the year people try to take control of their life and do something they’ve wanted to do for a while with their exercises; get fit, start to exercise more, get on top of their diet.
We also find that after a couple of weeks, or months, people start to lose motivation and fall of their diet and exercise goals. We have found that there are two major reasons for this drop off.
Number one is that they have made the goals too big, with their
One common cause of heel pain in children is known as “severs” or calcaneal apophysitis. This injury is caused by an inflammation of the growth plate that sits at the back of the heel bone. In children this is largely caused by their rapid growth rate, causing the shin bones to grow faster then what the calf muscle can keep up with, which results in tension, pulling and agitation on the growth plate. This will generally be seen in the very sporty and active kids between 8-12 years old. If your child is experiencing any
It is that time of year again when its back to school. Its crucial to get your kids fitted into the correct shoes that they will be wearing everyday. Here a a few tips to remember
1- Get the shoes fitted correctly. Our guide is make sure there is 1/2 to a full thumb width of room at the end of the shoe. Firstly to allow growing room but also to make sure their toes aren’t pushing against the end
2- Look for velcro, buckles, laces or straps. Something that will hold your
Facebook Live 17th December 2019
Why following YouTube heel pain videos won’t fix heel pain
The general sort of videos you’d typically find for heel pain are quite broad such as stretching
Although stretches can work great in principle, the effects are usually short lived with heel pain being multifactorial, there’s usually a number of causes that can be contributing to the condition, it’s important to actually find out what the cause is.
Until the cause is addressed, symptoms will usually persist stretching and massage is still recommended, however in conjunction to other forms
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Ice and heel pain
Ice is a good method of short term pain relief however in the long term is not helping to heal your pain. After the plantar heel is iced, especially in combination with a massage, such as using a frozen drink bottle an analgesic effect can be experienced, however this is something that is only short term and may only last a few minutes. This is because the plantar fascia is not a highly vascular area and is more a fibrous substance. The addition of ice
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