The causes of heel pain include flat feet, high arched feet, safety shoes, a new exercise routine, injury, and more.Do you wake up every morning with pain in your heel? Do you have to limp for the first few steps until the pain in your heel subsides a little? There is a possibility that what you are feeling is an irritation and swelling to a large ligament in the bottom of your foot. This is commonly known as “Plantar Fasciitis” or “heel spur syndrome”.

Causes of Heel Pain

This stubborn heel pain can be caused by a number of different issues: flat feet, high arched feet, safety shoes, a new exercise routine, standing or walking a lot, an injury to the foot or heel, and more.

If you are experiencing this pain, do not ignore it! Book a complete foot assessment with a licensed Chiropodist, where they will examine all your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, look at the alignment in your foot, and do a gait analysis (watch you walk). A biomechanical assessment is a way to find the root cause of your pain and then develop a plan to treat it effectively.

Treatment Options for Heel Pain

Treatment options for ingrown toenails include orthopedic shoes, shockwave therapy, compression socks, and more.Everyone is different, which is why it’s so important to have a thorough foot assessment to decide what treatment is right for your individual condition. However, common treatment options include:

  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Custom orthotics
  • Taping/strapping your feet
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Facial compression sleeves/socks
  • Massage/manual manipulations
  • Cortisone injections

Take the First Step Towards Healthy Feet

If you’re experiencing heel pain, it could be a chronic condition that requires treatment—don’t wait any longer! Book an appointment with a Chiropodist and get feeling better, and back to your activities and sports sooner.

Footprint Health and Wellness Centre is a multi-disciplinary clinic located in South Barrie, offering chiropody, physiotherapy, and massage therapy services. Book your appointment now!


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Brittney Wirtz

About Brittney Wirtz

Brittney is very excited to be a part of the Footprint Health and Wellness team here in South Barrie. As a primary health care practitioner in chiropody, Brittney is involved in the assessment and management of foot and lower limb conditions. She has had several years of experience working within her entire scope of practice in Ontario, as well as internationally. Brittney has had the very unique and exciting experience to work as a Podiatrist in Australia for two years, focusing on sports medicine and biomechanics for all ages. She has also worked closely with high-risk diabetic patients, and is experienced in toenail and wart surgeries.