Heel Pain

We can help resolve that sharp pinch in your heel.

Heel pain is a common condition that affects 1 in 10 people. It is more common among females and symptoms can last anything from 4 weeks to 4 months.

The most common causes of heel pain are achilles tendon issue or plantar fasciitis. These are conditions where the tendon has become weak, painful or swollen and causes a sharp stabbing pain in your heel, first thing in the morning or after a short period sitting down.

Symptoms regularly frequently persist from weeks into months as the initial stages of the condition are tolerable but unfortunately the pain will continue to persist even with rest.

We treat these types of heel pain:

We treat these types of heel pain:

  • Plantar Fascia
  • Heel Spurs
  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Posterior Heel Pain

Symptoms of heel pain:

  • Sharp stabbing pain in heel
  • Pain first thing in the morning
  • Pain after short period sitting
  • Pain increases when walking short distances
  • Pain does not resolve with rest
  • Pain does not resolve with stretching
Heel Pain Treatments

Treatment of heel pain.

Treatment of heel pain, plantar fascia or achille tendon issues are based around reduced swelling and pain in the tendon via soft tissue massage, anti inflammatories and adapting your daily activities and shockwave therapy. Once your pain subsides enough then a progressive strengthening program is prescribed to strengthen the tendon to tolerate daily stresses of walking, running or sport.


  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Increased foot strength and stability
  • Increase calf strength and endurance
  • Increase Knee and hip strength
  • Condition muscles to contend with daily activities
  • Gradually progress back to activities
Heel Pain Shockwave

Frequently Asked Questions

Some physios may prescribe stretching and light exercise to resolve your heel pain. Unfortunately we now know that in order to promote change in the plantar fascia and/or achilles tendon we must expose it to heavier weight. Completing exercises on a step with body weight or with light dumbbells may help but what we have found is increasing that weight adn reducing the number of reps helps to remodel those damaged tendons and provide a more profound reduction in pain.

Our experienced team of therapists have the knowledge and facility to provide an in-depth assessment of your injury and complete the necessary treatment to reduce your pain. In addition they can provide you with the education to understand your injury, advice on how to manage your acute heel pain, and access to your physio via whats app. We understand there is a substantial amount of information to absorb in the first session. This is why our therapist sends a video summary of our sessions along with exercises directly to your phone. You can also respond to your physio if you have any further queries or require deeper explanation of your rehab

Heel pain can be directly related to the plantar fascia tendon in your foot. When that is inflamed it will absorb water over night. The excess water will increase the pressure in teh sensitive tissue and cause pain first thing in the morning

Your plantar fascia is a very thick strong tendon and does not repond well to stretchting. While stretching was a treatment option a long time ago we not combine some stretching with a comprehensive strengthening program which yeilds better results

Heel pain can get worse over time and can resolve on its own but the earlier you see a physio ther faster you can recover from heel pain.

If you pain is restricting you from walking, go see a physio

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Download our free ebook of advice and exercises for plantar fascia pain.

Further explanation of plantar fascia pain
Advice on how to manage your pain
Exercises to try and alleviate your pain

Request an initial consult today to keep moving.

What to expect:
45 min Consult with Experienced Therapist
Clear explanation why you are in pain
Hands on Treatment
Initial Strengthening program Prescribed
Exercises demonstrated on video and sent to your phone
On going support and access to your physio via Whatsapp