Heel Spur Treatment Eastwood | Foot, Bone & Calcaneal Spurs

Heel Spurs Treatment Eastwood

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

It coincides with the actual pain inflicting condition: Plantar Fasciitis which affects the ligament-type structure in the sole of the foot that usually cause pain in the heel and/or arch. The irritated Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed and has small tears in the ligament belly (arch) or where it attaches in to the heel bone. A spur maybe present, but these are not the cause of heel pain. “Heel Spurs” is a misleading diagnosis that has been used over 30 years ago.

Plantar Fasciitis is often described as the feeling of a stone bruise underneath the heel and fluctuates between acute sharpness to a constant ache. It usually causes pain in the first few steps in the morning and maybe later in the afternoon or evening.

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide we see mild cases of Plantar Fasciitis to complete ruptures in Eastwood residents. The earlier it is treated the easier and faster it will resolve and avoid surgery. There is a good chance prescribed exercises and icing may resolve mild plantar fasciitis like in our 5 Step Heel Pain Relief Regime. However, many people will ignore the early symptoms in the hope that the tightness and the dull ache in the heel will go away. Moderate and severe plantar fasciitis requires an assessment at our clinic. If there is a partial or complete rupture in severe cases you may require surgery.

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 have our Heal Your Heel System which treats the underlying factors which lead to stress of the plantar fascia.
The Heal Your Heel System comprises of three components:

If you have Plantar Fasciitis and there is no rupture this has been clinically proven to have a 97% success rate*.
*These journal articles can be provided upon request after your Initial Gap Free Assessment

Gap Free Heel Pain Assessments*

We offer a GAP FREE ASSESSMENT* for heel pain under your health insurance.

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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