Welcome to the Heel Clinic
Please Note: If you found the Heel Clinic by an internet search you will have seen many websites offering treatment for heel pain. Many of these domain names are similar to the Heel Clinic causing confusion and dissatisfaction. The Heel Clinic and associated Running Clinic have been practicing since 1987 and have no connection or links to any other Practice or website. The Heel Clinic treatment is distinct and not available elsewhere.
The Clinic has studied, researched and successfully treated in excess of 10,000 patients over 15 years. This extensive database of patients has provided the Clinic with a unique treatment programme exclusive to the Heel Clinic. This treatment is designed to cure and in addition prevent the return of heel pain.
Achilles Tendonitis is pain at the back of the heel.
Plantar Fasciitis (the most common) is pain underneath the heel.
Severs is pain surrounding the growth plate at the back of the heel in children (9-13 years). Reduced fees for children under 16 years of age.
Heel Spurs (see X-ray) are caused by pain and are not painful in themselves. For more information go to FAQs.
These ailments in most cases are weight bearing (standing up) functional problems with the foot structure.
Almost all Heel Clinic patients have already tried: Anti-inflammatories, Ice, Heat, Cushion Pads, Pain killers, Massage (using golf/tennis balls), stretching, New Shoes, Cortisone injections, Arch based Orthotics (Off the shelf, Custom made, Computer generated), Arch Supports, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Night Socks, Shock wave therapy, a variety of ointments and Surgery.
The majority of these treatments have been used for over 20 years and trying different recommendations can feel like a “medical merry go-round”. Primarily these are treating symptoms. Clinic database of over 10,000 patients conclusively shows many of these treatments can aggravate these ailments increasing intensity in pain and prolonging healing.
Heel Clinic methodology is based on treating prime causes and the reasons for pain not symptoms. See: Treatment.
Whether you have heel pain for only days, weeks, months or even years the Heel Clinic has a treatment available. The Heel Clinic has conclusively proved the earlier these debilitating ailments are treated the quicker their relief and cure.