Our Henley Beach clinic is now offering Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. The treatment offers excellent relief for heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Used in conjunction with other traditional methods of treatment this treatment is likely to have you pain free in a much shorter time frame. Please contact the clinic to find out if this treatment may be suitable for your individual situation.

Shockwave Therapy

An abnormal growth of bone where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone is known as a heel spur. Heel spurs result from continuous strain on the plantar fascia as well as the muscles to the foot – so this can be a common foot challenge for those who run a lot, particularly for long distances at a time. In addition, heel spurs can often result from plantar fasciitis as well. The preventative measure of always ensuring you have well fitted and constructed footwear can help in mitigating the chance of heel spurs occurring or re-occuring.

Seaview Podiatry is here to assist you with the pain you are experiencing from Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs.

Contact Seaview Podiatry today to assess your heel pain and implement a treatment plan.

2. Heel Spurs

This condition can occur among sports players as well as those who suffer from diabetes or carry a lot of weight. It can also be a problem for those who have flat feet. Plantar Fasciitis is very painful and is the result of the inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the fibrous band of tissue that is on the sole of the foot; this tissue helps support the arch. The inflammation occurs because the plantar fascia has been overloaded or overstretched.

Heel pain is a common form of foot pain. It can arise from a number of causes, some systematic (for example as the result of gout or rheumatoid arthritis) and others local to just the foot. Two quite common local causes of heel pain include Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs. 

1. Plantar Fasciitis

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