Plantar fasciitis or plantar heel pain can be a debilitating condition that significantly impacts one’s quality of life, affecting mobility and daily activities. If you are grappling with persistent heel pain, typified by pain worse out of bed in the morning, seeking the expertise of a musculoskeletal trained podiatrist is crucial for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and long-term relief.

Our Podiatrists at Sports & Spinal are highly trained in the study and treatment of disorders and injuries related to the foot and ankle, making them the ideal professionals to address your heel pain comprehensively.

Why see a Podiatrist @ Sports & Spinal?

One of the primary reasons to see us for heel pain is specialized knowledge and training in the causes of foot and ankle conditions. One of them being understanding the intricacies of the foot’s structure and function, which can contribute to heel pain.

By consulting with one of our podiatrists you will benefit from a comprehensive assessment that considers your medical history, lifestyle, and the unique characteristics of your foot structure.

To further help with this we are equipped with a range of diagnostic tools and imaging referral ability if required to investigate your heel pain thoroughly. This may include X-rays, ultrasound, and/or MRI scans to visualize the internal structures of the foot and identify any abnormalities or injuries contributing to the discomfort.

Accurate diagnosis is the first step toward developing a targeted and effective treatment plan, which may involve a combination of conservative measures such as guidance on lifestyle/exercise modification, de-loading taping, custom foot orthotics, physical therapy, footwear management, specific loading exercises and stretches.

In regards, to custom foot orthotics, they are specially designed shoe inserts, that are prescribed by us to address biomechanical issues and provide de-loading accommodative support, to positively influence the way the foot functions to reduce heel pain.

Shockwave therapy is another option at our select clinics (Broadbeach and Sippy Downs) which is aimed at reducing pain levels and stimulating repair. Especially for chronic presentations it is a well-known, effective adjunct treatment.

Choosing one of our Podiatrists to treat your heel pain ensures that you receive specialized care focused on your unique needs. This targeted approach not only addresses the immediate pain but also aims to prevent recurrence to help you reach your full potential.

Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal clinic to learn more about Sports & Spinal’s podiatry services or to make an appointment with our team.

Written By Podiatry Managing Partner and Podiatrist, Aleks Baruksopulo