Heel Spur Treatment St Peters

Heel Spur Treatment St Peters

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we have people come in daily from St Peters 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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For residents of St Peters, 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.
Experiencing discomfort in the heel can become a pressing matter that interferes with your lifestyle. Early attention is often beneficial once the signs become apparent, or ideally, preventive measures can be undertaken. Our patients frequently mention that routine tasks, from playing with kids to partaking in exercise, become arduous. It’s wise to address this early to lessen its effect on your physical activities.

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