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Heel Pain & Biomechanics at Perth Podiatrist Doubleview Podiatry

Podiatry Heel Pain
December 16th, 2015 / Ankle Brachial Index

Welcome to the Doubleview Podiatry patient newsletter for this month.

Fun Fact: During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.

Do your heels get sore?

Heel pain can occur for a number of different reasons. Most people experience it first thing in the morning or during/after activity.

Poor foot biomechanics and inadequate footwear are two of the most common causes of heel pain. Many people suffer from either low arched or high arched feet, and these foot types can put excessive strain on the muscles and connective tissue in the heel.

The first step to treating heel pain is ensuring you wear adequate footwear. If specific biomechanical correction is needed, orthotics are recommended, and they work by resting the soft tissue structures in the heel and preventing them from getting strained. In some cases, mobilisation and dry needling may be needed to assist in restoring correct functioning of the foot.

To make an appointment to have your heel pain assessed, you can call our receptionist Sue on 9341 5166.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.

Stephen, Sara and Sue

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