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