Heel Pain

Heel Pain

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Conditions that Require a Visit to a Chiropodist for the treatment of heel pain

The calcaneus (heel bone) is the largest bone in the human foot. It provides a large surface area for the complex attachment of many muscles and ligaments. It also plays an important role in weight bearing and stability.

 

If you are experiencing heel pain, it can possibly be due to inflammation at the insertion site of the muscles and ligaments that attach to the heel bone.

 

Please see a Chiropodist if you experience the following:

 

Plantar Fasciitis: The plantar fascia is a band of ligament that runs from the calcaneus to the forefoot area. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain. It is described as a sharp pain right under the heel; especially during those first steps in the morning.

 

Achilles Tendonitis: The Achilles Tendon is a thickest tendon in the body that connects the calf muscles to the calcaneus. Inflammation in this tendon can cause pain and stiffness behind the heel and make it difficult to walk.

Sever’s Disease: This is a common cause of heel pain in growing kids, especially those that are physically active. Kids complain of pain behind and just under the heel. This is a painful bone disorder and results in inflammation of the growth plate in the heel and can limit the child from doing daily activities.

Visit Qureshy Footcare & Orthotics Clinic for specialized heel pain treatment

The Chiropodists at Qureshy Footcare & Orthotics Clinic are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of heel pain. Our goal is to reduce your pain, help you gain pain-free mobility, and get you back to your regular activities as soon as possible.

At your first visit, our heel pain specialist in Oshawa will perform a detailed assessment of your foot and general health. This will help determine the underlying cause of your heel pain. The Chiropodist may order X-rays if necessary. Once the diagnosis is made, our Chiropodist will develop a treatment plan which may include:

  • Custom Orthotics

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

  • Ice and/or heat therapy

  • Cold Laser Therapy

  • Massage

During your subsequent visits, the Chiropodist will review your progress and make any necessary changes to your treatment plan. It is important to follow the Chiropodist’s recommendations in order to get the best possible results.

If you are experiencing pain and want to seek heel pain treatment, book an appointment Online or call 905-723-3668.