Heel Pain

Looking for Heel Pain relief? We can help!

Heel pain is a generic term used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the heel, such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and Achilles tendonitis and is one of the most common injuries to the foot that podiatrists diagnose and treat.

One of the key challenges sufferers face with heel pain and in particular plantar fasciitis is that the injury does not improve with time and complete rest. The reason being it’s almost impossible to stay off your feet and not walk.

The earlier you seek advice and treatment for heel pain, the better the outcomes. If you have had heel pain for more than 2 months, we strongly advise you to book an appointment with our clinic. The longer you have had pain, the longer the rehabilitation process can be.

Diagnosing Heel Pain

There are several causes for heel pain, with plantar fasciitis being the most common form of heel pain. These include;

Heel Pad Syndrome

Achilles Tendonitis

Nerve Compression / Entrapment

Distal Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Stress Fracture of the Calcaneus (heel bone)

Bursitis

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Causes of heel pain can be attributed to (but not limited to):

Unsupportive Footwear
Poor Biomechanics
Sudden Change of Activity
Weight Gain

It is critical to note that it is only with a physical examination and a thorough understanding of a patient’s history by a podiatrist can a proper diagnosis be made, and the correct treatment implemented. Your Podiatrist will then work with you to develop a treatment plan to aid in reducing pain and inflammation, as well as setting long term treatment goals to ensure the pain doesn’t return.

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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