Heel Spur Treatment Broadview

Heel Spur Treatment Broadview

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we have people come in daily from Broadview believing a Heel Spur is causing pain that limits what they want to do. However, a Heel Spur does not cause the pain.

It coincides with the actual pain inflicting condition: Plantar Fasciitis which affects the ligament-type structure in the sole of the foot that usually cause pain in the heel and/or arch. The irritated Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed and has small tears in the ligament belly (arch) or where it attaches in to the heel bone. A spur maybe present, but these are not the cause of heel pain. “Heel Spurs” is a misleading diagnosis that has been used over 30 years ago.

Plantar Fasciitis is often described as the feeling of a stone bruise underneath the heel and fluctuates between acute sharpness to a constant ache. It usually causes pain in the first few steps in the morning and maybe later in the afternoon or evening.

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For residents of Broadview, Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide is experienced in managing a variety of Plantar Fascia conditions, from mild discomfort to severe ruptures. The sooner the condition is addressed, the more straightforward it is to manage and the likelihood of requiring surgical intervention may be reduced. Our 5 Step Heel Pain Relief Regime often recommends exercises and icing for milder cases. It’s not uncommon for people to ignore initial symptoms, holding out hope that the unease in the heel will simply fade. For those with moderate to severe Plantar Fasciitis, a clinic assessment is recommended. Severe cases involving ruptures may necessitate surgical procedures.

Mild Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Bruise-like feeling under the heel
  • Dull aching in the heel
  • Ache in afternoons/evening following being on their feet for long periods
  • Tightness in the arch
  • Intermittent pain and may not be every morning or afternoon

Moderate Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Rather than feeling tightness it is genuine pain
  • Pain every morning
  • It takes 1-5 minutes for morning pain to subside
  • Pain after sitting down and getting up

Severe Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Excruciating pain for most of the day
  • Shooting, throbbing and stabbing sensations at rest
  • A possible tear or rupture of the plantar fascia which may require surgery
Contributing factors for Plantar Fasciitis are:

  • Poor/soft footwear
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Poor Foot Function, particularly flat feet
  • Sudden increase in body weight
  • Recent increase in sporting activity or poor training methods/technique
At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we offer the Heal Your Heel System designed to address root causes that put stress on your plantar fascia. The system includes:

  • 5 Step Heel Pain Relief Regime (Stretching exercises, muscle fortification, and ice use)
  • Application of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • Biomechanical Assessments

Should you have Plantar Fasciitis without a rupture, our methods show a 97% success rate, based on clinical evidence*.
*These journal articles can be provided upon request after your Initial Gap Free Assessment

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Gap Free Heel Pain Assessments*

We offer a GAP FREE ASSESSMENT* for heel pain under your health insurance.
Heel Pain can be a serious problem for you. It’s a nasty condition and one that needs to be treated fast once it presents or ideally prevented in the first place. Often our patients will report that they just can’t get up and go anymore, playing with the kids gets harder and exercise becomes near impossible. It will be a major issue for you (and your exercise plans) if you don’t act early.

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