Has Your Heel Pain Taken Over Your Life?

Updated: Jan 22



When you get heel pain it can stop you in your tracks.


Not only is heel pain painful but also frustrating because it can put an end to your daily activities like

  • Walking your dog,

  • Doing your shopping,

  • Going to the gym

  • Joining your friends in an exercise class.

  • Training for that marathon

  • Going for the family walk



There are many causes of heel pain, around 40 different reasons, yes really!


As Podiatrists with more than 10 years of experience, we can tell you, we've seen a lot of heel pain.


Probably the most common type of heel pain we see in our clinic here in New Mills is Plantar Fasciitis.


Not surprisingly because around 10% of the adult population will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their lives.


Does this sound like you?


You have heel pain that is at its worst when you first get out of bed in the morning or after having a period of rest.


Your heel pain will usually ease off as the day goes on but then often returns if you have been on your feet for too long.


If so, then you most probably have Plantar Fasciitis.


Let's look at what the Plantar Fascia is.


The Plantar Fascia is a strong band of fibrous tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toe bones in both feet.


It covers the whole surface of the bottom of your foot.


And you have Plantar Fasciitis because...


Plantar Fasciitis is a result of irritation to the Plantar Fascia where it attaches to the heel bone.


It often only affects one foot but can affect both at the same time.


This irritation occurs as a result of unaccustomed activity.


Some examples might be:

  • Starting the gym or other activities that you are not used to

  • Changing from a desk job to a more active job

  • Wearing inappropriate footwear for the activity you are performing

  • Weight gain (including pregnancy)

  • Or, if you are already active you may find an increase in your distance (such as training for a marathon) could bring on Plantar Fasciitis.


Do you need some help to get your heel pain better?


We know a lot of patients who have turned to Dr Google for help.


However, podiatrists are experts in feet and can give you the advice, treatments, and encouragement you need to get your heel pain under control.


How much better would your day-to-day life be without heel pain?


We're guessing a lot better!


As with most injuries, they take time and dedication (from you and us) to resolve.


The longer the injury continues unchecked, the longer it may take to improve.



Time for a change?


There's a great quote that goes like this, "Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes."

There's nothing wrong with going it alone with your heel pain, but if what you are doing is not helping maybe it's time for a change.


Why delay getting back to your life?


PS. What's next?


If you'd like to make an appointment with us then please CONTACT US


  • Call 01663 309684,

  • Email us at stepwisepodiatryltd@gmail.com

  • Book Online here https://bit.ly/Stepwise_Book_Online

Look out for our next blog on Plantar Fasciitis. See how we can help you to get your life back where your heel pain is concerned.


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Best Wishes,


Helen and Fran x



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