Why are my heels so sore?
Plantar fasciitis is by far the most common sports injury we see at Western Sydney Podiatry.
It is the most frequent cause of chronic pain in the heel and is a musculoskeletal disorder – primarily affecting the thick tendon that inserts in the heel bone.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis generally are worse after rest or first thing in the morning. A dull, achy, bruised feeling is common during the day, and associated sharp pains with increased activity. Pain is generally eased with rest.
The absolute key to treatment is to seek the earliest possible expert help. Symptoms can persist for many months, if not years until treated appropriately.
If you are suffering from heel pain, a podiatry assessment is your first point of call. This involves a full history of the condition and thorough biomechanical assessment to assess your foot/leg posture and function. Treatment may include but is not limited to taping of the plantar fascia, an orthotic device, exercise therapy, dry needling and footwear prescription.
At Western Sydney Podiatry treatment is tailored to each specific patient but we always aim to decrease pain and improve function!