Dealing with heel pain can be particularly painful, especially first thing in the morning! Leaving it too long can be detrimental to the resolution of your pain and here is why.
If you currently have plantar fasciitis or have had plantar fasciitis before, then you know exactly why this injury can be so painful and debilitating.
Waking up with excruciating pain in your first-steps out of bed, while trying to get through a long work-day is not sustainable.
If you haven’t already solved your heel pain, here is why you need to as soon as possible.
This graph below shows the complex stages of healing our tendons go through.
What you need to know from this image is that healing occurs in stages and for some it can take up to a year before complete healing has occurred.
Now if you are in pain, and you have put things off, then you will risk extending the timeframe of your healing cycle.
It is extremely important that if you do have heel pain, that you attend to it within the first 3 months. Leaving it for longer than 3 months without treatment, may significantly increase the time it takes for your body to repair itself.
The longer you put things off, the longer your cycle will be.
As for heel pain, some of the treatment options we provide at The Footcare Clinic include:
- Orthotics and Shoe Inserts
- Exercise prescription
- Footwear recommendation
- Shockwave therapy
- K-Laser therapy
- Imaging referral
- Soft-tissue massage
- Cupping & Dry needling
- Many more!
Do not delay treating your heel pain!
Should you have any questions or would like to know if we can help you, then do not hesitate to call our team on (03) 9711 7562 or make an appointment with me through Book Online | The Footcare Clinic on our website!