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Heel and Foot Pain

Wellness Osteo offers management and preventative advice for heel and foot pain.

Osteopathic treatment for heel and foot pain

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Heel and foot pain can be a frustrating condition as it effects almost all activities. At Wellness Osteo we take the time to comprehensively assess your heel and foot pain to identify the cause and offer advice and activity modification strategies to get you feeling and moving better. Common causes of heel and foot pain include:

 

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Stress Fracture
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tendinopathies
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How do you treat heel and foot pain?

Our treatment approach will vary depending on the underlying cause of your pain, but we often start with a variety of manual therapy techniques including:

 

  • Joint mobilisations to increase mobility in the foot and decrease load on the surrounding musculature
  • Dry needling therapy to decrease muscle tight and pain in the surrounding tissues
  • Taping aimed at increasing stability or decreasing local inflammation
  • Manipulations to increase mobility within the foot
  • Soft tissue massage to decrease tightness within the muscles and aid in fluid drainage

Our rehabilitation strategy focuses on:

 

  • Rebuilding strength to aid in stability
  • Increasing joint mobility to increase function
  • Improve proprioception to aid in improving balance

 

We will also review your current footwear and advise on the use of braces or supports when needed so please bring along your usual footwear and any braces or supports you’re currently using. We also work closely with some great local podiatrists and are happy to refer when we believe you may benefit from additional orthotic support or review.

 

How long do Osteopathic consultation for heel and foot pain take?

For heel and foot pain consultations please allow up to 45 minutes for an initial consultation and 30 minutes for all subsequent consultations and reviews.