What is Heel Pain?

Heel Pain is also sometimes called as heel spur sydrome when a heel spur is present. Or caused by plantar fasciitis, stress fracture on heel bone (calcaneus spur), arthritis, or nerve irritation.


What are the causes of Heel Pain?

– Overuse

– Incorrect footwear: inadequate heel support or shock absorption

– Running injuries: run on hard surfaces, run too often

– Hard landing on heel


Conditions related to heel pain

– Plantar fasciitis

– Bone Spurs

– Achilles Tendinitis

– Referred pain from back

– Tibial nerve entrapment in the posterior tarsal tunnel

Effective treatments that can help  heel pain

The treatment of heel pain will entirely depends on the cause of Foot/Ankle  problem. All conditions are different, and treatments may differ from each individual.

Treatment for heel  pain may consists of:

– Physiotherapy: Your physiotherapist will understand about your heel pain and perform physical examinations. Your Foot/Ankle conditions will be diagnose and explain before implementing solutions to your heel

– Manual therapy:  Active and Passive Mobilisation or manipulation of Foot/Ankle joints (subtalar joint, talocalcaneonavicular joint, calcaneocuboid joint, cuneonavicular joint, cuboideonavicular joint, and the intercuneiform joint)

– Massage Therapy: Hands on techniques such as soft tissue release, deep friction massage, myofascial release, trigger points release on Foot/Ankle surrounding muscles (Peroneal, calf – gastro/soleus)

– Pain Relief Therapy: Using pain relief treatment modalities such as Ultrasound , electrical stimulation, TENS, laser, heat therapy to heal and repair injured, inflammed, torn tissues or ligament- anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), posterior  talofibular ligament (PTFL), calcaneofibular ligament (CFL)

– Shockwave Therapy: Advanced high energy pulses effective for chronic, persistent knee Foot/Ankle  tightness, trigger points to stimulate healing. Proven treatment for Achilles tendonitis, calcification/ bone spurs, plantar fasciitis

– Exercise Therapy: Guided 1-1 specific joint movement therapy, muscle stretching,  progressive strengthening Foot/Ankle muscles, conditioning back to sports, functional training

– Education: Advice to improve posture, lifestyle modifications, get back to jogging, sports

Our unique treatment approach for Heel pain

At heal360 Physioclinic, our physiotherapist and rehabilitation therapist experts has developed a proprietary signature program for the heel pain –PainRelief360™ Program 

Our therapist will perform a thorough assessment and determine the potential cause of the heel problem, and will develop a management and best treatment program for your Foot/Ankle  pain: relief pain, regain your Foot/Ankle  movement and give you a renewed, stronger Foot/Ankle !

To treat your Foot/ Ankle Pain, please call our therapist at 62244178 or 9639 0509 or EMAIL US