If you are dealing with the pain and frustration of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, or any other type of heel pain, we can certainly empathise with you - particularly if it's been for several months, or even years.
Research has shown, however, that there are no quick fixes or miracle cures for chronic heel pain; the micro-tears and damaged fibres need to completely heal for long-term pain relief to be realised, and that can be tricky.
To facilitate this healing process often takes the care and guidance of an experienced, intuitive and attentive practitioner. If certain issues and causes are then carefully addressed (on a case by case basis), this healing and consequent pain relief can be simply and systematically achieved.
Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in the field, Heal My Heel's practitioner, musculoskeletal podiatrist Steve Lyford, will initially diagnose and assess the nature of your heel pain. He will then assess and determine the various causes of it before offering a tailored treatment plan based on our 3 fundamental principles to heal your heel:
To achieve this, Steve combines the latest and best technology and treatment options, with his highly informative and educational consultations.
He also utilises the cornerstone of Heal My Heel's comprehensive and highly effective treatment - our unique and tailored Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs.
Heal My Heel's Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs contain:
This Rehab Program combined with an educational consultation with Steve, and perhaps some strapping applied to your foot (complete with a tutorial on how to effectively apply it yourself), is sometimes all that is required to set you on the path to a pain free heel.
If, however, your heel pain is more persistent and becomes a chronic issue (degenerative), and/or if inefficient foot and lower limb biomechanics are the main cause of your heel pain, it may be necessary to correct this in order to reduce the strain on the Fascia/ Tendon enough to facilitate the healing process.
It may also be necessary to stimulate the healing response in the damaged tissue, as this is often severely impaired as a result of long term or chronic disorders. Information on how we do this can be found below under “Why Choose Heal My Heel” (numbers 4 & 5), and in the “Our Treatment” page.
Every patient that makes an appointment with us will only ever see the same vastly experienced heel pain practitioner (Steve Lyford has specialised in treating heel pain for over 15 years, having resolved literally 1000's of cases of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Pathologies, Childhood Sever’s, and more). For more information about Steve go to the “About Us” page
In comparison to the various treatment options available for Plantar Fasciitis and other types of chronic heel pain, our costs are extremely competitive, and are all claimable under “podiatry” on your private heath insurance. Payment plans are also available on request
From the initial COMPLIMENTARY phone consultation prior to making an appointment with us, right through the whole healing process, Steve will be available to discuss your case on the phone, or answer any questions you have. This is also possible via email. FREE follow up consultations at the clinic are also available, and if applicable FREE orthotic adjustments (which can be carried out in-house & on-the-spot)
No need for multiple clinic visits! Due to the nature of our proven, heavily researched, highly effective and completely safe X-Factor treatment- Home Use Low Level Laser Therapy (to stimulate the healing response in the damaged tissue), our comprehensive Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs, and our FREE phone consultations, just one clinic visit is required to set you up to heal your heel. For more information, go to the “Our Treatment” page
If inefficient foot and lower limb biomechanics are the main cause of your Plantar Fasciitis or other heel pain, we feel our ARC (Advanced Rearfoot Control) Orthotics will more effectively reduce the strain on your Fascia/Tendon than standard arch-based custom orthotics (which you may have had before). Based on principles used in structural engineering, we feel they correct poor foot function more efficiently, thereby reducing the strain on the Fascia/Tendon more effectively. For more information on these incredible alignment correcting inserts, go to the “Our Treatment” page
Being a clinic specialising in the pathologies that cause heel pain means that we are dedicated to finding the best ways to assess and treat exclusively these problems eg, Plantar Fasciitis (approx. 60% of our patients), Achilles Pathologies (20% of our patients), Sever’s Disease in Children (10% of our patients), and other pathologies (10% of our patients). Because we deal with these problems exclusively, we know how to overcome the more difficult cases with our tried and tested, logical and systematic approach based on scientific principles
As part of your initial consultation at Heal My Heel, you will receive a tailored Rehab Program for your specific heel pain pathology, eg Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon, Childhood Sever’s,etc. It contains footwear advice and guidelines, specific exercises and stretches, educational information, do’s & don’ts and tips & tricks. Also included is a spikey ball to stimulate circulation to the damaged tissue. For more information, go to the “Our Treatment” page
From our extended consultation times (to educate and inform the patient and allow time for questions), to our comprehensive clinical assessments, our Rehab Programs and our comprehensive treatment plans, our aim is to leave no stone unturned to give you the best chance of healing and permanent pain relief
To optimally reduce the strain on your Plantar Fascia/Achilles Tendon at all times (including around the house) we can modify appropriate footwear (elevated at the heel contoured thongs, sandals or slides). These simple yet highly effective modifications to improve the alignment of your feet, and thus reduce the strain on the Fascia/Tendon can be done quickly and inexpensively in-house and on the spot (at the clinic)
A heel pain pathology induced by an excessive and often repetitive strain on the Plantar Fascia - a long wide ligament-like band found on the bottom of the footLearn more
The strongest tendon in the body, Achilles Tendon pathologies can be both acute (inflammatory) and chronic (degenerative)
An inflammatory disorder of the Calcaneus (heel bone) often referred to as a "growing pain; it is the most common cause of foot pain in children