Heel Pain Treatment Doreen

At Muscle Joint Bone Clinic, Your Body Matters.

Muscle Joint Bone offers quality care for heel pain to local residents in Doreen & surrounding areas including Yan Yean, Epping, Mill Park, Yarrambat, Hurstbridge, Mernda, Whittlesea & South Morang.

Heel pain, such as bone spurs, can cause soreness and discomfort along the tendons.

Heel pain is a common orthopedic problem that can cause significant discomfort. Don’t suffer alone; book an assessment with one of our podiatrists today to alleviate your symptoms and live life pain-free.

Heel pain can develop at the most unfortunate of times. For sports players an increased work load puts the bones in your feet under great stress.

Heel pain is a common foot complaint and may involve injury to different areas of the foot. Heel pain can be attributed to a number of different injuries, conditions and diseases.

Causes of Heel Pain

Common conditions associated with heel pain can include:

Severs Disease
Severs is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children, typically adolescents. The condition presents as pain in the heel and is caused by repetitive stress to the heel and is thus particularly common in active children. It is largely a chronic overuse injury.

Heel Spur
A heel spur is a bony growth on the underside of the heel, which is often the result of Plantar Fasciitis.

Other potential causes:

  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tendinopathies
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bunion
  • Stress Fracture
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Soft Tissue Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerve

Heel Pain Symptoms

People experiencing heel pain will often be active or involved in sports. Athletes with an increased workload are at most risk.

Diagnosis of Heel Pain

Depending on the severity of the condition, the symptoms presented and the level of ppain, heel pain is typically diagnosed using:

  • Hands-on Physical Assessment
  • Medical history
  • X-rays
  • Strength tests/exercises

Heel Pain Treatment

Depending on the severity of the condition, the symptoms presented and the level of ppain, heel pain is typically diagnosed using:

  • Rest
  • Reduction in physical activity until pain has subsided
  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
  • Wearing supportive footwear
  • Orthotics
  • Manual Therapy
  • Professional strapping
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Use of a CAM Walker/Moon Boot
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • In some cases, surgery may be recommended

If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment.

All of Muscle Joint Bone Clinic’s, our practitioners are government registered healthcare professionals. For more information on how we can help you, or to book an appointment contact us on (03) 9715 0582.

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