Heel Spur Treatment Malvern

Heel Spur Treatment Malvern

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we have people come in daily from Malvern 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 The term “Heel Spurs” is an outdated and misleading term that was used over three decades ago.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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At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we attend to a range of conditions affecting the Plantar Fascia for individuals living in Malvern. 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

Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide provides the Heal Your Heel System, aimed at tackling the factors that contribute to plantar fascia stress. Our system comprises:

For individuals experiencing Plantar Fasciitis without any ruptures, clinical documentation indicates a 97% success rate*.
*These journal articles can be provided upon request after your Initial Gap Free Assessment

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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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