Heel Pain Treatment Croydon

Natural Alternative Treatment for Heel Pain & Heel Spurs

At Alternative Foot Solutions, we provide alternative treatment solutions for people suffering from heel pain in Croydon and surrounding communities.

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What is Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a very common complaint among people experiencing foot pain. In fact, up to 80% Australians will suffer with heel pain at some stage of their life. Most heel pain treatment options are restrictive, impacting on your daily lifestyle and activity and requiring expensive orthotics or medication.

Alternative Foot Solutions has successfully treated over 10,000 patients suffering from heel painplantar fasciitisheel spursachilles tendonitis and severs disease, using conservative methods, for over 16 years. You don’t have to change your activity during this process and you can still do the things you love — plus, you won’t be stuck with orthotics!

Types of Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

This is by far the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis that results in heel pain is where the plantar fasciitis get micro tears around its attachment point at the base of the heel that bleed and become inflamed. It is commonly felt in the morning, after weight bearing or activity and after rest. If left unchecked the micro tears can lead to bigger tears which are much harder to address.

Fat Pad Syndrome or Fat Pad Inflammation

Beneath or heel bone (calcaneus) is a fat pad which acts like a cushion for when our heel strikes the ground. With heavy loading of the heel due to a range of factors that can lead to it becoming very inflamed which can be very painful and feels like bruising at the heel.

Stress reaction of the heel bone

This occurs with repetitive strain from pulling on the bone from the attachment point of the plantar fascia. This is why it is important that if you do get pain in your heel it is important to get it treated asap to avoid secondary complications like this.

Nerve Entrapment

There is a nerve that runs on the inside aspect of the heel near the plantar fascia. This can become trapped and very inflamed and give off a shooting pain, which can radiate down the foot.

heel pain treatment Croydon
heel pain treatment Croydon

What causes Heel Pain?

The main underlying cause of heel pain is misalignment of the bones of your foot and ankle that leads to compensation of the soft tissues around the heel area. Which in turn leads to micro tears in the tissue and inflammation that leads to pain. This misalignment affects the way you stand and the way that you walk.

When to Treat Heel Pain

  • When you hobble out of bed in the mornings
  • Can’t be as active as you would like to be due to pain
  • Are getting pain
  • Are restricted in the things you can do
  • Want to avoid the pain becoming chronic
  • Want to keep doing the things you love

How We Treat Heel Pain

The best way to treat heel pain is to address the underlying cause which is the level of misalignment the bones of your feet. The alignment of your joints will affect the way you stand and walk. Feet that are out of alignment will cause compensation through the soft tissues which leads to pain and inflammation.

The way we treat the underlying cause is by correcting this misalignment of your joints through a technique called foot mobilisation therapy. That corrects the alignment joints through a gentle hands on technique and then we reinforce this position by strengthening the muscles that surround the relevant joints. The great news is that this change is long term and you don’t have to wear orthotics or change your shoes, or activity.

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New Patient Heel Pain Assessment

Only $35* Usually $100

*Fully Claimable on your private health insurance