Treating Heel Pain - The full solution

Heel pain is one of the most debilitating conditions that our doctors see every single day. Pain in the morning is common for people; first step and OUCH! Only to be relieved or Plateau and return later in the day! This makes treating heel pain effectively a necessity for many people.

Shockwave has become one of the gold standard treatments for heel pain.  As one of the first clinics to adopt shockwave we have seen a rise in its use across other clinics and sadly not always successfully. The reason is often because well meaning practitioners who use this, use it as a stand alone treatment and NOT as part of a treatment plan to beat painful heels!

Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs and Achilles tendinitis will all respond well to shockwave, however, alone as a therapy shockwave will only provide part of a solution.

Heel pain requires a treatment plan that incorporates multiple areas to be addressed from Footwear to foot posture, then to address both the soft tissue pain and then the tissue strength to balance it’s recovery and get patients back to happy healthy and active.

Sadly treating heel pain with shockwave alone will rarely see patient recover leading to more pain and frequently frustration!

Can We Help You in Treating Heel Pain ?

Our doctors are all qualified and registered Podiatrists that’s right foot doctors! Unlike other clinics who look after toe nails and callous or dry hard skin. Our team sees sports injuries like heel pain, multiple times a day!

If you’d like to beat heel Pain we would love to help.

Our clinic is located in Western Sydney, just off the M4 in Penrith. Our Doctors are registered with all major health funds, for health funds referrals are not necessary please contact us for details.

Appointments are NOT BULK BILLED however you may be able to claim some money through Medicare if your GP refers you to our team.

If you’re ready to get back to happy, healthy and active our team would love to help please call us on 9673 2987

Frustrating mistakes Dr’s and other practitioners make when treating heel pain

Yeah, you know I think one of the most frustrating mistakes I see practitioners make is treating all heel pain like it's the one condition. The problem is if you continue to diagnose everything as fasciitis, and you also treat it in exactly the same way.

No one solution is perfect for all patients. Everyone responds to treatments differently and, Therefore, each person requires a care plan that’s individual to them.

I hope that helps. Make sure you head to our information below and our links to look up more information about heel pain, foot types, and other sports injuries. We look forward to making you happy, healthy and active.

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Founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care in Sydney, and former president of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Dr Brenden Brown (A.K.A Dr Foot) is a wealth of knowledge on how to take care of your feet, including how to find the best shoes.

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* No medical treatment can guarantee 100% success. Registered medical and health professions in Australia are by law not allowed to guarantee success. This comes as a result of all human bodies reacting differently to treatments. Patients should thoroughly consider all treatment options available to them.