PODIATRY

What Does actually Work For Plantar Heel Pain

radiofrequency ablation of the medial Calcaneal nerve

In Part one, we discussed what DEFINITELY doesn’t work for Plantar Heel Pain (PHP). Then we looked at what MIGHT work based on present research. NOW, IT IS TIME TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE FOR WHAT ACTUALLY DOES WORK FOR PHP! Weight loss In a systematic review by Butterworth et al focusing on the relationship […]

Plantar Heel Pain: Part 2

shock wave therapy device

 Part 1 was all about what you definitely should not do to treat Plantar Heel Pain (PHP), this is all about what might be a reasonable option. First up, let’s take a look at Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) It has long been documented “well obviously ESWT works”, and for the most this is true. However, there […]

Plantar Heel Pain: The Science

image indicates inflammation on the bottom of the human heel

PLANTAR HEEL PAIN (PHP) IS BY FAR THE MOST COMMON CONDITION PRESENTING TO PODIATRISTS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, SO MUCH SO THAT MANY ARE NOW CALLING IT AN “EPIDEMIC”. The problem is, that the treatment you receive to bring relief to your sore heel, may have no evidence base at all and probably is no better than […]

How Can a Podiatrist Help My Heel Pain?

image indicates inflammation on the bottom of the human heel

If you’ve been on your feet all day, it’s common that you’ll experience soreness and maybe even some heel pain. However, when heel pain is persistent and continues for more than a few days, you may be dealing with something more serious. It’s important not to ignore your heel pain and instead find out how […]

Heel Spur Diagnosis

xray image showing a plantar calcaneal heel spur

On a daily basis patients turn up at our offices with heel pain and a referral from their physician with a diagnosis of heel spurs. The difficulty with this is that the patient then associates the continued presence of the bone spur with future suffering. In actual fact the pain is from inflammation and the […]