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Heel Pain

Suffering from Heel Pain?

Heel pain is not usually caused by a single injury, such as a twist or fall, but from repetitive stress and pounding of the heel. The pain can be felt on the sides of the foot, back of the heel, or under the heel.


Plantar Fasciitis is the most common type of Heel Pain and it can be extremely painful.  Sometimes your pain subsides through use during the day, but often morning pain can be unbearable. In addition, if you return to your feet from a seating position and re-experience that sharp pain, you may have Plantar Fasciitis.

Pain can last for several weeks or months and can range from mild to severe.Plantar fasciitis will likely go away on its own, with rest, but it may take several months or longer to resolve completely.


With the help of our Chiropodist, Danielle Willis, we can find a solution to the pain.

There have been some great strides made with orthotics, Plantar Fasciitis can be treated with custom insoles (orthotics) designed to suit both your activity and your respective shoes for an activity.  The wear and tear on your feet varies depending on whether you are golfing or walking in high heels.


The most common causes of Plantar Fasciitis heel pain include:

  • Overuse from walking and standing for long hours.

  • Hyperpronation and hypersupination.

  • Forefoot mal-alignment.

  • Weight gain, physical condition, overall muscular conditioning and body weight relative to height.

  • Pregnancy.

  • Unsupportive footwear.

Stretching exercises may help and if the pain persists, please consider an appointment with our Chiropodists, Danielle Willis, to see if custom orthotics will relieve the pain.


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