Heel Pain

Heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.  It is characterised by pain under the heel upon rising  from rest.  For example when you stand up to get our of bed in the morning or during the night, or if you’ve been sitting at work or driving the car and then stand up.  The pain can range from mild to severe.

Once up and moving the Plantar Fascia starts to loosen and the pain may actually subside altogether, especially at the start.  Unfortunately heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis won’t just go away, it demands intervention.

Anatomy of heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fascia is a tendon like structure which runs from the base of your heel bone (Calcaneus) and spreads out into multiple attachment which end by your toes (Phalanges).  The Plantar Fascia plays a leading role in supporting the arch of your foot and helping your foot to transition from a shock absorber at heel strike into a stable base to push forward off at the end of your walking gait.

The pictures below show the Plantar Fascia and the redness indicates where people typically feel heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis.



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Treatment of heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis

If you get it early enough often an orthotic support, massage and rest will be enough to stop the progression of the pain.  However for many people their heel pain has advanced past this point.

Our three step treatment plan has been proven to be successful for 1000’s of people with heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis.  There are many other causes of heel pain, so if you’re not sure, you should seek a diagnosis from your Doctor or Foot Mechanics Podiatrist.

Treatment is based on;

1. relieving pain

2. assisting the Plantar Fascia to heal

3. strengthening the foot to help prevent re-occurrence of heel pain

Everything you need is in the complete 3 step heel pain treatment plan.  Or if you only want parts of the plan you can find them in the heel pain shop, as well as other helpful products to treat heel pain (e.g. the heel pain footgym and axign heel pain jandals).