Heel Spur Treatment North Adelaide

Heel Spur Treatment North Adelaide

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

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that targets the band-like structure at the base of the foot, generally causing unease in both the heel and arch. Inflammation is noted in the distressed Plantar Fascia, along with small tears either in its arch region or where it joins the heel bone. Although a spur may exist, it should not be mistaken as the origin of the heel’s discomfort. The term “Heel Spurs” is an antiquated and confusing term that dates back more than 30 years.

Individuals with this condition frequently liken the discomfort to the sensation of having a bruised stone under their heel. This can range from sharp sensations to a consistent, dull ache, most noticeable when one starts walking in the morning or potentially later in the day.

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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 North Adelaide. 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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