Heel Spur Treatment Enfield

Heel Spur Treatment Enfield

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

The condition in question, Plantar Fasciitis, impacts the fibrous band in the bottom of the foot, typically manifesting as discomfort in the heel and arch areas. The affected Plantar Fascia exhibits signs of inflammation and may show minute tears either in the midsection (arch) or at the point where it connects to the heel bone. While a spur may also be present, it is not the root of the heel discomfort. The term “Heel Spurs” is an outdated and misleading term that was used over three decades ago.

People who experience Plantar Fasciitis often report sensations similar to that of a bruise under the heel, which can vary from sharp pangs to a persistent ache. The discomfort is commonly felt during the initial steps in the morning or possibly in the later hours of the afternoon or evening.

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For residents of Enfield, 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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We offer a GAP FREE ASSESSMENT* for heel pain under your health insurance.
Heel unease can be disruptive, affecting various aspects of your life. It’s prudent to tackle it as soon as you observe symptoms, or even consider measures to pre-empt the issue. A number of our patients report that activities they previously took for granted, like spending active time with their children or participating in physical fitness, become more complicated. Prompt action is advised to better manage the situation and your physical pursuits.

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