Achilles Tendon Pain

What causes Achilles tendon pain? Achilles tendon pain can be due to a number of conditions, however it is most commonly caused by two main conditions, namely Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendinosis. Whilst these two conditions sound the same and perhaps have some overlapping causative factors, they have different characteristics. Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is […]

Achilles Tendonitis Home Treatment

Is there a Proven Achilles Tendonitis Home Treatment? A 44 year old male presented to the heel clinic for pain relieving management and Achilles tendonitis home treatment advice. This gentleman was a recreational runner and enjoyed field soccer on the weekends. He was a member of a local amateur football team in the Eastern suburbs […]

Heel Pain from Running

Heel Pain From Running Case Study A 42-year-old male presented to the Heel Clinic complaining of heel pain from running. This gentleman was a fit and healthy individual who was not overweight, did not drink alcohol and was a non-smoker. He had maintained a healthy lifestyle which involved regular running for many years and reports […]

Heel Pain When Running

Do you Experience Heel Pain When Running? If you experience heel pain when running or walking for extended periods you may be suffering with a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that involves trauma and irritation to the plantar fascia at its insertion into the base of the heel. Patients suffering […]

Plantar Fasciitis Brace

Does a Plantar Fasciitis Brace Help? Due to the wide variety of home treatment options available, many patients will attend the podiatry clinic seeking confirmation as to whether or not a home treatment such as a plantar fasciitis brace will help? A plantar fasciitis brace is normally used while sleeping at night in an attempt […]

How to Heal Plantar Fasciitis Quickly

A Common Question is How to Heal Plantar Fasciitis Quickly At the Heel Clinic the sports podiatrist is commonly asked how to heal plantar fasciitis quickly in order for the patients to be fit and ready for a sporting event. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes the feeling of a stone bruise under […]

Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedy

Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedy – Does Anything Really Work? Many websites or YouTube videos will recommend different types of plantar fasciitis home remedy. But the question is, are there any home remedies for this debilitating heel pain condition that actually work? Unfortunately there is limited scientific evidence or research that can conclusively determine the efficacy […]

Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosis in a Runner

Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosis – Two Months A middle-distance runner, 38 years of age arrived at the Sydney heel Pain clinic with a plantar fasciitis diagnosis of approximately two months. This gentleman informed the sports podiatrist that he was experiencing significant pain under the base of his right heel which felt like a stone bruise in […]

Plantar Fasciitis Massage

Is Plantar Fasciitis Massage Beneficial in Terms of Treatment? Many of the patients attending the heel clinic have tried previous treatments including plantar fasciitis massage. The results from this treatment are inconclusive and currently there is no evidence based research to support the therapy. Plantar fasciitis massage involves firm soft tissue release through the soul […]

Heel Spur Inserts

Heel Spur Inserts for Plantar Heel Pain An overweight lady approximately 50 years of age presented to the Heel Clinic reporting chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis and requesting heel spur inserts to relieve the pain. This lady had been in pain for more than 12 months and was becoming increasingly frustrated as the pain […]