The Foot Studio


April 25, 2023

Are you experiencing heel pain?  If so, I’m so sorry to hear that, but know you’re not alone! We see people with heel pain all the time and love helping with your recovery.

Heel pain is a common condition that affects many people, and there are various causes of it, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis and nerve entrapments to name a few. Regardless of the cause, heel pain can be frustrating and debilitating, making it difficult to go about your daily activities.

But don’t worry – there are things you can do to manage your heel pain and get back on your feet! Here are some tips:

  1. gentle exercises – scrunch your toes with a towel, use a spiky ball under your arch or go for a gentle walk. Movement within reason can actually be the best thing for pain. Did you know exercises actually have an analgesic effect meaning ‘pain relief’ when doing them?
  2. Reflect – think about your activity in the past few weeks – how much load have you put on your feet and has this drastically increased? Too quickly, too soon can be the reason for your pain and a simple training tweak could be all you need. Seek professional help: If your heel pain persists, it’s important to seek medical attention. A Podiatrist is the leading healthcare provider to help diagnose the cause of your pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Remember, managing heel pain takes time and patience, but with the right approach, you can get back to doing the things you love. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out.