Heel Pain


Do you suffer from heel pain?

Heel pain, also known as Plantar Fasciitis, can involve extreme discomfort or pain in or around the heel area. As the heel is the largest bone in the foot the pain can be significant and should be checked immediately.

At Central Podiatry Clinic in Birmingham we can perform a diagnosis after assessing your heel bone and ligaments. Once we have determined the cause of the problem our team can help you relieve your pain.

Treating Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis can occur when walking and running, doing exercise or even when you are stationary. Depending on the cause of your pain we can provide different treatments including taping, orthotics or special injections to relieve the pain.

What are the causes of heel pain?

There are a variety of reasons this may happen. Your Chiropodist will be better able to diagnose you after your initial assessment.

  • Wearing unstable or inappropriate footwear.
  • Being pregnant.
  • If you are obese or overweight.
  • If you have recently increased your levels of physical activity.
  • Standing for long periods of time, eg. at work.
  • Being flat-footed or pronation.

Other reasons include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Inflammatory conditions such as Bursitis and Arthritis
  • Fasciopathy
  • Severs Disease
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What are the symptoms of heel pain?

Typical signs include:

  • Pain when walking
  • Burning sensation
  • Throbbing in the heels
  • Inflammation around the heels

What treatments are available?

There are a number of options for people who suffer from Plantar fasciitis such as foot massage, cushions/pads, injections, and custom orthotics or insoles. We can also provide better footwear advice to help you in your daily life.

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We can help you treat heel pain

If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis then we can assist you in reducing your pain and getting back to an active lifestyle.

Reduction in pain

Reduction in inflammation

Improved walk or gait

Improved lower limb function

Less muscle tightness around your foot

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Treat your heel pain with us

Get in touch with Central Podiatry Clinic in Birmingham for your initial assessment where our highly trained Chiropodists will be able to check you and offer our professional advice.

Call 0121 647 3739
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