What does a heel spur feel like?

If you’ve ever experienced heel pain, you might have come across the term ‘heel spur’ and wondered, “what does a heel spur feel like?”. The answer to that is a somewhat complicated one. The reason is, sometimes you don’t even feel a heel spur at all. So what is a heel spur in the first […]

Upper Heel Pain – What could be the problem?

Upper Heel Pain is a Common Complaint Heel pain is one of the most common reasons for which patients are seen at the sports podiatrist, with upper heel pain constituting a large proportion of those cases. Upper heel pain can be frustrating and inconvenient, and if not diagnosed accurately and managed correctly, can lead to […]

Evidence Based Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: Considerations and Shortfalls

Why patients are seeking evidence based treatment for plantar fasciitis Many people that are suffering with plantar fasciitis often become so debilitated and frustrated by their pain that they begin to do their own research in seek of evidence based treatment for plantar fasciitis. The condition is incredibly common amongst people of all ages and […]

Pain in the Back of the Heel- What could it be?

Heel pain is a problem affecting many people, with pain in the back of the heel being one of the most common complaints. What causes pain in the back of the heel? Pain in the back of the heel is most commonly attributed to the Achilles tendon and its associated structures. Whilst the heel pain […]

Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Do shoes for plantar fasciitis exist? Whilst your web search is likely to return a selection of websites selling footwear that claim to be shoes for plantar fasciitis, as it currently stands, there is no credible scientific evidence to suggest they are an effective treatment option. These types of footwear are orthopedic shoes that claim […]

Heel Pain from Running

An introduction to heel pain from running Heel pain from running is a common concern amongst the many Australians who participate in this popular form of exercise. Whilst it may be a common concern, it is not one that should be ignored. If you are experiencing heel pain from running, you should consult with a […]

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Plantar Fasciitis

An introduction to the diagnosis and evaluation of plantar fasciitis Many patients first visit the sports podiatrist complaining of pain in their heels, in order to obtain an evaluation of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of plantar heel pain. Whilst the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is generally fairly straightforward, considering alternative […]

Plantar Fasciitis Socks

Plantar Fasciitis Socks: What are they? Plantar fasciitis socks have recently gained social media attention and have been offered by companies as a lower-cost home remedy for plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis socks are, very simply, a type of compression sock. They are suggested for wearing at night and possibly throughout the day. There are a […]

Heel Pad Pain

Heel Pad Pain- General Information Pain that occurs in the middle of the heel, underneath the foot is referred to as heel pad pain. A fat pad, known as the ‘corpus adiposum’ can be found in this area of the foot. It is there to absorb force and protect the calcaneus (the heel bone) and […]

Heel Pain in Kids

What is heel pain in kids? Heel pain in kids, or paediatric heel pain, is a common complaint and typically affects 8-14 year old children. Heel pain is a symptom and not a disease; it is an indicator that there is a condition present that requires medical attention. Heel pain in kids is usually different […]