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Heel Pain Treatment Options

The FXT plantar fasciitis splint fits like a sock, gives greater freedom.

Speed up the heeling process of plantar fasciitis. The FXT allows you to sleep comfortably while gently stretching out the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toe.

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When heels are sore or you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, an application of cold and/or hot assists in the healing process.

Hot/Cold Packs provide therapy that’s constantly in touch with sore muscles, tendons and tissue. Microwave or freeze the packs depending on the desired treatment cold therapy is especially beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Apply cold therapy in the mornings and heat therapy in the evenings.

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Talking to the Patient

 

The podiatrist needs to find out if the pain is sharp or dull (acute or chronic). He/she may ask you if you have had any injuries or falls which may suggest the possibility of a stress fracture. If a patient complains of pain at 1st rising and after standing for long periods of time this may suggest plantar fasciitis.

It is also prudent to ask if there has been a sudden increase in weight either due to a poor diet or pregnancy. Also has the patient suddenly increased their activity by taking up a new job, new sport or a deciding to take a long walk in unsuitable shoes. The podiatrist will also ask what type of shoes you normally wear and how long you spend on your feet.


Burning and tingling of the heel may be due to tarsal tunnel syndrome or compression of the medial calcaneal nerve. I also always ask my patients if they have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or diabetes.



Treatment Options

Dr Foot Pro Insoles treat the underlying cause of heel pain, £23