Heel pain is a very common foot complaint. It may involve injury to the heel bone, fat pad, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A pinched nerve in your lower back can also be a reason for heel pain. To ensure an accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment, it is important to have your heel pain thoroughly assessed.
Who can suffer from heel pain?
Almost anyone can suffer from heel pain, however certain age groups seem to be at higher risk of developing heel pain, including:
What are the common causes of heel pain?
Some of the many causes of heel pain can include:
What are the symptoms of heel pain?
If you’re unsure of the cause of your heel pain, get in touch with our professional physiotherapists. They will assess and evaluate your medical history along with physical tests through which they will be able to examine the cause and symptoms.
Some common symptoms include:
Can physiotherapy help relieve heel pain?
Most heel pain is caused by a combination of poor biomechanics, or muscle weakness or tightness. However, the best part is that heel pain can be effectively managed once the underlying cause is identified.
Most heel pain can be successfully treated through:
If you feel that your sports training schedule or footwear is causing your heel to pain, then it’s important that you seek professional advice of our sports physiotherapist, to outline a recovery plan by diagnosing the exact cause of the heel pain.
With accurate assessment and early treatment, most heel pain injuries respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities. If you’ve been experiencing heel pain and have also tried many treatment methods, don’t fret, contact our expert physiotherapists in Edmonton, today!