Footcare Scotland - The Foot & Ankle Experts
heel pain

Why do I have heel pain?

If you are suffering from heel pain, you are certainly not alone!  Heel pain is a very common problem and affects around 10% of people.

Sometimes it can be caused by a specific injury but most of the time it caused by repetitive stress.

There are actually many conditions that could be causing your pain, so it is really important to diagnose whether you have….

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fracture
  • Fat pad bruise
  • Bone bruise
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Bursitis

If you develop pain in your heel here are some of the things you can do at home

  • Rest
  • Apply ice
  • Stretch your calf muscles
  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Strap your foot
  • Wear supportive, cushioned shoes
  • Do not walk in bare feet

We have compiled our top 6 exercises for heel pain in this video

And here is how to strap your foot at home

How can we help with your heel pain?

Firstly, we will investigate what is causing your pain.  An accurate diagnosis is key to treating this frustrating problem.  When we have a diagnosis for your problem, we will put in place an individualised treatment plan for you.  This will take into consideration your pain, levels of activity and footwear.  Some of the things we commonly do for heel pain are:

  • Footwear advice
  • Orthotics
  • Exercises
  • Activity modification
  • Strapping
  • Injection therapy

We understand that heel pain is a frustrating condition that can stop you from enjoying the activities you love.  Rest assured, we are experts at treating this common condition.  Book an appointment with one of our expert Podiatrists by clicking the link below