Dealing With Heel Pain in Point Cook
Heel pain is a common complaint that our Point Cook Podiatrists see. In Point Cook, our Podiatrists deal with the diagnosis and managing heel pain on a daily basis. There are many causes of heel pain and because of this, heel pain can affect almost any population. The heel is a complex structure and many different conditions can cause heel pain. The most common cause of heel pain in adults is Plantar fasciitis, whereas the most common cause of heel pain in kids is Sever’s disease. At TFC Podiatry, when you attend an initial appointment for heel pain you will receive a full biomechanical assessment. This will include a range of muscle/ joint tests as well as a video gait analysis. From this assessment, a management plan will be made to deal with these risk factors. These risk factors are often referred to as the cause of the problem.
Common Treatments that we use for heel pain include:
- Rehabilitation/ strength and condition for the foot and ankle
- Dry Needling
- Massage Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Footwear recommendations
- Gait retraining/ advice
- Activity Modification
At TFC Podiatry, our goal is to help you to reach your goals. Some of our patient’s goals are to run a marathon and some patient’s goals are to continue to walk the dog with no pain. If you have a goal that your foot pain is preventing you from reaching, book an appointment online today!