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Heel Injuries

Do you find it hard to walk with your heel injuries?

Walk Without Pain can help you! Our podiatrists have over 120 years’ combined experience, so we’ve seen and improved almost every ailment and injury which affects your mobility. Heel pain can be very debilitating and we aim to resolve it as efficiently as possible. We use the latest techniques and technology to create personalised care and treatment to help you Walk Without Pain.

How we do it

Using computer aided design and manufacture CADCAM, we can prescribe orthotic insoles to bring your feet to proper alignment. They are custom made to work with your feet and help resolve any pain you have while walking while your heel injuries repair. We have a broad range of orthotic options that will work with most types of footwear. We can even fit them to shoes you already own.

To help with heel pain, we also offer shock wave therapy. A handheld device delivers shock waves to the injured area by tapping the inflamed tissue. The body will spring into action to repair this new, minor injury, bringing healing blood cells to the damaged area.  The treatment takes place 3-4 times over the space of a month and is mostly used to treat pain lasting over three months.

Children very rarely get plantar fasciitis or heel spurs but do get a heel injury that feels much the same.  It is called Sever’s a child’s enjoyment of sport. Happily, the treatment for this condition is very quick and effective.

Achilles’ issues are also common in causing heel pain.  We can scan your Achilles on site with a diagnostic ultrasound to work out which of the half dozen causes is affecting you.  Some issues can be very quickly treated with injection therapy and some require a slow and steady course of rehabilitation.

How can you prevent heel pain?

If you’re reading this, you probably already have heel pain. But, if not, there are easy ways to prevent most pain in your heels or stop it from returning.

  • Wear shoes that fit properly, support the foot, and are suited for activities you’re doing
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Stretch your muscles before exercising and pace yourself throughout the workout
  • Rest when your muscles begin to ache or feel tired
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • If you have to stand for long periods of time, try to stand on a mat which can help cushion the load your feet have to bear. Make sure you have regular breaks to move around.
  • Keep a good posture when walking or running

How to ask for help

We work with Bupa, Medicare, and Medibank, so you know you’re getting quality care when you come to us with heel injuries. We have podiatrists in four convenient locations across Brisbane: Hamilton, Bribie Island, Indooroopilly and Toombul. You can visit any of our podiatrists, book 24/7 through our online service, email us, or just give us a call. We’re happy to help anyone of all ages to improve your mobility and help ease the pain. All of our treatments are completely personalised and tailored to you and your ailment so come and visit Walk Without Pain today.

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