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Heel Spurs

Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Pain associated with heel spurs is often an intense pain at the front of the heel after activity or upon rest at the end of the day.

You may feel as though you are walking on a stone. The pain may begin in the heel but then spread into the arch of the foot.

Heel spurs are often confused with plantar fasciitis.

Causes of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are deposits of calcium that can occur when the Achilles tendon or the plantar fascia is repeatedly overused and inflamed.

The new calcium deposits are the body’s way of trying to heal the damage where the tendon joins the bone. Over time, these bone growths may become large enough to cause considerable pain.

Over-pronation, abnormally high foot arching and shoes that place strain on the feet increase the repeated stretching of the plantar fascia and contribute to the development of heel spurs.

Treatment for Heel Spurs

Erica Dash Podiatry have the solution to your pain. We use a Biomechanical Assessment to identify any contributing factors before they cause chronic issues.

Effective treatment may include the following:

  • Supportive cushioning insoles.
  • Footwear modifications
  • Same day customised orthotics
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • A Course of Foot Mobilisation

Heel Spurs Treatments

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave is a great alternative to treatments such as dry needling if you’re needle phobic and not keen on dry needling. We also have effective treatment offers for kids.

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If you experience foot, knee or leg pain in your daily activities then a professionally fitted custom orthotic could be the answer to your foot problems.

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Foot Mobilisation

Foot Mobilisation Technique is a gentle, hands-on, manual therapy used to improve foot function without the need of orthotics or changes in footwear.

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NSW, 2250

02 4367 0177

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