Treating Heel Pain

Is your heel being a pain? Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists.

Any sporting activity, which involves, walking, running or jumping places greater physical demands on the body, and especially on your feet.

Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. Children’s feet have a unique developmental pattern of their own and hence, are quite fragile.

Diabetes has increased 300% in the last ten years. Approximately 1.4 million Australian’s have diabetes and half still remain undiagnosed.

We listen

At Eastwood Podiatry Clinic we know that you are the key to the solution, so we listen and make sure we understand your concerns or pain.

We ensure we understand

As part of understanding of your concerns, our podiatrists examine you as an individual as every person experiences differing symptoms of sometimes-complex conditions before a treatment plan is discussed. Often you may require a biomechanical assessment – alignment and function of your foot and lower limb or a gait analysis – assessing the way you walk, run or cycle. Your podiatrist may refer you for x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, pathology tests to receive the most accurate diagnosis and eliminate differential diagnosis that may present with similar symptoms.

We will explain

When your podiatrist has completed a further assessment they will explain the condition or diagnosis, what causes it, the treatment options or management plan and how to prevent future issues.

We will review

Always after implementing a plan, your podiatrist will review the outcomes of your treatment program and at times may make adjustments to improve the results, reassess and change management options where necessary.  If all options are exhausted they will refer to other specialists if required; such as orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths or podiatric surgeons.