Heel and Foot Pain
Foot pain and heel pain are common especially in the elderly and runners. Putting your feet through lots of impact or the process of aging can put the feet under enormous stress and often pain will result.
Blisters, ingrowing toenails, corns, callus, bruising and plantar fasciitis can all cause discomfort. Nerve pain such as mortons neuroma can give pins and needles or numbness between the toes.
Heel spurs are bony growths under the heel which is very painful when standing or walking.
Plantar Fasciitis or heel pain is very common and normally tends to be more painful when first getting out of bed in the morning or after rest.
Felt as a sharp stabbing pain under the heel it will gradually ease allowing you to weight bear after a while only to return after you have rested by perhaps sitting down. Plantar Fasciitis can become chronic if not treated and will develop into an ache as well as the stabbing pain under the heel.
Childrens feet can be a cause of concern with heel pain during a growth spurt. Severs Disease is a condition that describes pain at the back of the heel below the achilles tendon. This is generally a self limiting condition which will resolve itself if carefully managed.
On occasions it may be necessary to fit a child with temporary orthotic shoe insoles to help correct flat feet and fallen arches.
Ingrowing toenails, bruising and corns can all be painful but easily treated by our Atlas Podiatrist.