Heel pain in Sydney (and surrounding areas) is a frequently occurring problem. Whether it is Heel Bursitis in Sydney or Achilles Tendonitis in Woy Woy; Plantar Fasciitis in Wiseman's Ferry or Sever's Disease in Gosford, Heal My Heel can help! There are as many possible causes of heel pain as there are different heel pain disorders, therefore it is essential to pinpoint exactly what those causes are, in order to initiate an effective treatment plan. At Heal My Heel, our Podiatrist Steve Lyford, has over 25 years of experience doing just that, helping people just like you to heal their heels and get back to a life without pain. Heal My Heel can help, so please contact us on
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As previously mentioned the incidence of heel pain can be influenced by many things, even climate. For example, the incidence of Achilles Tendonitis in Sydney (and surrounding areas) is slightly higher than in say Hobart. Sever's Disease in Sydney (and surrounding areas) occurs a little more frequently than in say Auckland, New Zealand. Footwear (or the lack of it), higher activity levels, hard sports fields; they are all contributing factors in heel pain related disorders and these factors are heavily influenced by climate. Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendon issues, Sever's disease, etc, are all more likely to occur in the Summer months than the Winter, and in places with warmer climates, rather than colder. This statistic highlights the importance of two of the biggest underlying causes of heel pain related disorders:
Plantar Heel Spurs (as seen on X-Ray) are present in approximately one third of the population (in those without heel pain). The term Heel Spur is an outdated reference to the pathology we now know as Plantar Fasciitis. The Heel spur itself is not the cause of the pain, it is just in the same location as the pain. That is because the heel spur develops over time due to the tension of the Plantar Fascial attachments on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is the site of the heel spur and the tension of the fascia on the bone draws it forward thus creating the heel spur. The pain only comes when this excessive tension also causes micro-tearing of these attachments, causing pain and inflammation - Plantar Fasciitis.
So, if you've been told that your pain and symptoms is that of a Heel Spur (by a doctor, a loved one, or your upstairs neighbour), it's more than likely not a Heel Spur at all causing the pain, but Plantar Fasciitis.
Heal My Heel's Podiatrist Steve Lyford, is an experienced and accomplished podiatrist. Steve offers:
Steve offers a friendly, compassionate and a comprehensive approach to Heel Pain, and will do everything possible to help you heal your heel, and become permanently pain free.