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Heel or Foot Pain

foot painOur feet act as shock absorbers and are able to adapt to a variety of different surfaces as they are very mobile structures. Heel pain and foot pain can be extremely debilitating as it can affect many aspects of your daily lives such as the sports you do or the shoes you want to wear.

Foot pain can be caused from a reduction in mobility of the 26 articulating bones, unbalanced muscle action, increased muscle contractures, misaligned heel or crooked and restricted toes.

Some common conditions in the feet;

  • Foot strain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • March fractures
  • Neuritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions

Common heel problems include;

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles bursitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Osteopathy can help your foot pain or heel pain by working directly on the foot using a range of treatments such as soft tissue massage, mobilization and articulations, as well as working on all of the lower extremity.

If required, Podiatry may also be suggested to help realign your feet and provide better postural support with the use of orthotics.