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 or infection. 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.
Based in Guildford, 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.
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:
The fibrous bands running from the toes to the heel can become irritated and inflamed and cause pain in the heel. With plantar fasciitis, you’ll generally experience pain upon waking up or standing after sitting for an extended time, increasing intensity over several months.
Some of the causes of plantar fasciitis include wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces, which puts irregular strain on the plantar fascia. Also, obesity and incorrect foot structure such as overly flat or high arches could result in this painful but treatable condition. To reach an accurate diagnosis of your heel pain, our podiatrist will need your medical history and examine your foot; they could also use x-rays or other imaging modalities.
Treatment options vary from case to case and the severity. These can include:
We offer diagnosis and treatment for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, flat or over-arched feet, and body development in children, to name a few. We treat and remove ingrown toenails. We believe that preventative care is best and provide routine foot and nail checks, including diabetic foot as
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2c Cross Street, Guildford New South Wales 2161, Australia
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm