Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

The most common form of heel pain that we see at Reform Podiatry Camden is Plantar Fasciitis. Patients from all over Sydney present with sore feet come for expert opinion with our Camden Podiatrist. However, one of the most common misdiagnoses your Sydney Foot Doctor sees is people being treated for Plantar Fasciitis, when it is in fact not.

Many patients have been prescribed orthotics, shock wave therapy, taping and dry needling to fix ‘plantar fasciitis’ and haven’t responded in a way that they expected. This is because not all forms of pain in the heel are due to plantar fasciitis.

Your sore heel can be due to:

  • Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of your arch 
  • Calcaneal stress fracture – a fracture of your heel bone
  • Nerve entrapment – generally your tibial nerve, causing a sore heel 
  • Heel pad syndrome – wear and tear of the fat that covers your heel
  • Plantar warts – painful viral growths under your heel
  • Achilles tendinopathy – inflammation of the tendon that connects to the back of your heel 
  • Severs disease – a common cause of sore heels in children aged between 8 and 14
 
 

All of these conditions are treated differently – as the cause of pain will vary. If your current heel pain treatment plan prescribed is not working, please contact our clinic so we can assess, diagnose and treat the cause of your heel pain properly.   You don’t have to live with foot and ankle pain. There is generally always a solution for your pain. 

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