Heel and Foot Pain

Foot pain is common with pain in the heel area being especially common.

Our feet are made up of a series of small bones which is supported by a strong band (plantar fascia) stretching across the sole of the foot below the surface of the skin.

With repeated activity on our feet, this fascia causes persistent traction (tugging) on the attachment point into the bone, and inflammation and pain may develop at this site. This painful condition is known as plantar fasciitis.

Sometimes a sharp ‘spur’ develops at the site of this traction on the bone and protrudes into the surrounding tissue. But the pain is usually due to the plantar fasciitis, rather than the heel spur itself.

Other causes of foot pain can also be present such as joint stiffness or sprains.

Some conditions of the foot that can cause pain be warrant a medical referral. These include nerve growth, fractures, severe degeneration.

Our practitioners will fully examine your foot and also your legs, pelvis and back, allowing accurate diagnosis of the cause of your pain followed by appropriate management for your condition.



Do you have heel or foot pain?

Seeing one of our osteos may help. To book an osteopathy appointment in Chelsea Heights, you can book online or you can call us on (03) 9773 8085 .

If you’re a private health insurance holder, ask our reception team whether you’re eligible to receive a subsidized consultation price.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us! We are here to help 🙂

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