2 major causes of heel pain
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Plantar Fasciitis is a very common foot problem and the main symptom is heel pain. The pain is often especially bad first thing in the morning, when you take the first few steps of the day. You may experience pain in either one or both of your feet. We can prescribe and advise on a range of plantar fasciitis treatment techniques to help relieve pain in the heel.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a long band of connective tissue running from the ball of the foot to the heel. This band of tissue supports the arch of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis can cause heel spurs, which are boney overgrowths on the heel bone. We can diagnose these conditions by examining your feet and watching how you stand and walk. We may also use diagnostic ultrasound.
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Achilles tendonitis is a condition that our chiropodists and podiatrists see regularly. The condition occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed. This can be extremely painful and you should seek treatment as early on as possible. Achilles tendonitis treatments sometimes include physiotherapy and medication. Your podiatrist will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment.
What Is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel bone. It can cause swelling and chronic pain that requires a professional examination. Sufferers may experience stiffness in the lower leg and this tends to be most noticeable in the morning. The pain may decrease as you start to move around. You should seek treatments for Achilles tendonitis as soon as possible. In more serious cases, leaving this condition untreated can cause the tendon to rupture.
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