Heel Spur Treatment Dulwich

Heel Spur Treatment Dulwich

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

Affecting the fibrous tissue on the sole of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis typically manifests as unease or discomfort in the heel and/or arch. The Plantar Fascia in question often shows inflammation and minor tears, either in the arch or where it anchors into the heel bone. Though a spur might be visible, it’s not the underlying cause of the discomfort in the heel. The nomenclature “Heel Spurs” is both outdated and misleading, having been used inaccurately for more than three decades.

For those dealing with Plantar Fasciitis, the sensation is commonly described as akin to having a bruise beneath the heel. This sensation can vary from sharp to aching and is often most apparent during the first steps of the day or potentially later in the afternoon or evening.

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At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we attend to a range of conditions affecting the Plantar Fascia for individuals living in Dulwich. Addressing the issue sooner rather than later can make the process of managing it more straightforward and may help sidestep surgical procedures. Prescribed exercises and ice application could be beneficial for mild cases, as outlined in our 5 Step Heel Pain Relief Regime. Despite this, some choose to overlook early signs, hoping the discomfort and tightness will dissipate on its own. If you’re experiencing more advanced stages of Plantar Fasciitis, an assessment at our clinic is advisable. In extreme cases involving partial or complete ruptures, surgical intervention might be necessary.

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, our Heal Your Heel System focuses on underlying factors contributing to stress on the plantar fascia. The Heal Your Heel System consists of:

If you’re dealing with Plantar Fasciitis without a rupture, our approach has a documented 97% rate of success*. *These journal articles can be provided upon request after your Initial Gap Free Assessment

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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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