Arch & Heel Pain
Pain or aching in your heels especially first thing in the morning? Fallen or flat arches that ache at the end of the day? Heel and arch strain and pain is the most common foot problem we see. After a good checkup, we offer many different treatments to help get you moving without this annoying but fixable pain!
Darwin Podiatry uses a variety of modalities to cure this problematic foot condition including dry needling, strapping and taping, stretching and strengthening programs, shock wave therapy, orthotic prescription and shoe changes. Complex foot problems can often require a combination of therapies to make you pain-free.
The Arch and Heel Treatment
The foot’s arch is the space between the ball and the heel on the bottom of the foot. The arch of the foot is a common complaint, particularly among athletes. The triangle-shaped arch is made up of three distinct arches. Bones, ligaments, and tendons make up each arch. The arch of the foot can be painful for a variety of reasons. Continue reading to learn more about these reasons and potential treatments.
Dry needling, strapping and taping, stretching and strengthening programmes, shock wave therapy, orthotic prescription, and shoe adjustments are all used by Darwin Podiatry for arch pain treatment. To be pain-free, complex foot disorders frequently necessitate a combination of therapies.
The source of the discomfort is:
Injury and structural abnormalities are the two most common causes of discomfort in the arch of the foot.
High or low arches and other anomalies in the foot and surrounding area are examples of structural difficulties.
Several variables can cause or aggravate these problems in both circumstances, including:
- Gaining weight
- Physical tension
- Neurological problems
Another source of foot pain treatment is heel spur treatment. On the bottom of your heel, these are aberrant bone growths. They can be acquired by wearing the incorrect shoes, walking or standing improperly, or even participating in jogging. The spurs may pain whether you’re walking or standing. Many people have them, but the majority of them are painless. Heel pain treatments are more common in people who have flat feet or high arches.
Pain occurs when the plantar fascia is inflamed, torn, or injured. Plantar fasciitis refers to an irritated plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis pain is most commonly felt in the foot’s heel, but it can occur anywhere on the bottom of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis can cause oedema, stiffness, and discomfort in addition to heel pain. Plantar fasciitis can soon sideline you and prevent you from living an active lifestyle. It doesn’t have to, though. Visit Darwin Podiatry to see the doctor, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA, for professional and considerate treatment for heel pain.
One of the most telling signs of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain when you first stand or walk after getting out of bed. When you have plantar fasciitis, the irritated tissue stiffens up when you rest, making it uncomfortable to take your first steps in the morning.
As you walk around more, the pain usually subsides and may even go away. It often returns after long periods of sitting or standing without moving, and walking can be uncomfortable.