Heel Pain

By far the most common cause of plantar heel pain in Plantar fasciitis. 

Plantar Fasciitis is a description of inflammatory changes in the main plantar structure, the plantar fascia. The classic pain is often described as like a stone bruise and generally felt when getting out of bed in the morning.

Treatment: After a thorough examination is performed Marie will advise you of the treatment plan which can involve: stretching, taping, no bare feet, heel lifts, footwear changes, anti-inflammatory medication, dry needling , night splints, and other types on noninvasive therapies. 

Other less common causes of heel pain are :

  • Nerve entrapment ( eg  tarsal tunnel syndrome, Baxter’s neuritis)
  • Stress fractures of the heel bone
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Heel cracks 
  • Sever’s Disease ( a childhood disorder of the growth plate)
  • Fat pad injury
  • Heel spurs