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Heel & Arch Pain

It is essential to look after the health of your feet, so you can participate in physical activities and not have your life, work or sporting performance affected due to pain. If you cannot participate in physical activity, you may be at a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, decreased endurance, and loss of muscle mass. Should you find yourself struggling with painful feet or heels despite elevation and rest, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a podiatrist.

We offer professional and tailored podiatry services for many foot conditions, including heel pain treatment for our Sydney patients. You should see our podiatrist to evaluate your heel pain and create a treatment plan if you experience difficulty walking or your heel hurts at night or when resting. If the pain persists for a few days, you regularly experience pins and needles, discover swelling or discolouration of the heel, or any signs of infection, please seek help.

If you suffer from heel pain we can assess the situation

Many causes of heel pain are treatable and often without any surgery, if not left unattended for too long. Most of us know how uncomfortable it is to have painful feet and heels after hours of standing or walking or wearing an uncomfortable pair of shoes, but this goes away after rest.

Ongoing heel pain is not normal, and consultation with a podiatrist is advisable. They are experienced with the anatomy of the feet and lower limbs and know how to investigate the cause of the pain. Possible causes of heel pain that podiatry care can assist in alleviating:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome – damage to the tibial nerve and generally results from a previous ankle injury.
  •  Heel bursitis – inflammation of the bursa found between your heel bone and Achilles tendon.
  • Heel pad atrophy – when the fatty cushion in the heel begins breaking down.
  • Plantar fasciitis – irritation and inflammation of the band of fibres that run over the arch of the foot from the heel bone to the toes.
  • Achilles tendinitis, heel spurs, stress fractures, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis.