The cause of heel pain can vary greatly – from inadequate footwear to biomechanical issues (a problem with the way you walk). Our expert Podiatrists can accurately diagnose the cause of your heel pain, treat it and advise you on how to avoid this painful problem in the future.
What does it feel like?
- Do you wake up with aching and throbbing pain first thing in the morning?
- Does your pain come and go during the day?
- Do you experience more severe pain after playing sport or exercising?
- Have you noticed any redness, swelling or heat in your foot?
- Can you feel a deep painful spot in or around the middle of the sole of your heel?
What could it be?
These are all common symptoms of heel pain. Some of the causes are: Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs.
- Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament that forms the arch of the foot, usually resulting in heel pain that may spread to the ball of the foot.
- A Heel Spur is a bony growth that extends either from behind or underneath the heel.