Heel pain can be sharp and extreme
Does this sound like you?
- “It feels like I’ve been stabbed in the heel with a hot poker.”
- “I get a stabbing pain in my heel when I get up in the morning. It usually improves after a few minutes of limping around.”
- “After sitting for a while, when I stand up the stabbing pain returns.”
- “I dread putting my feet on the ground in the morning and walk around on my toes to stop the pain.”
The Foot Group can help
Heel pain is probably the most common painful foot complaint we see. The good news is that over our many years of experience, our highly trained podiatrists have successfully treated thousands of cases like yours.
If you are suffering any of these complaints, give us a call on either of the phone numbers at the top of the page, at your preferred clinic location.
Common conditions associated with heel pain are plantar faciitis (heel spur) or bursitis.
How do we treat and prevent heel pain?
Orthotic therapy is the most effective treatment for this type of condition. Learn more about foot orthotics
Appropriate footwear is important in preventing heel pain. As our podiatrists focus on biomechanics, we are experts in shoe recommendation. Learn more about our footwear advice
Other solutions may involve:
- Cold presses or ice packs
- Anti-inflammatory tablets
- Massaging the foot
- Muscle strengthening
- Stretching exercises
In conjunction with prescription foot orthotics, these treatments will provide long-term relief.