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Heel pain

Does your heel hurt when you get up in the morning, when you get up from a sitting position and when you walk for a long time? You may be suffering from a condition such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, heel spurs, osteoarthritis, panniculitis… Do not hesitate to come and consult your podiatrist to clarify the diagnosis and obtain the right treatment plan.

 

Symptoms possible:

  • Pain on palpation of the heel below, on the sides or posterior
  • Inflammation, swelling and redness
  • Stiffness when getting up in the morning
  • Pain from walking or activities
  • More difficult barefoot movement
  • Sensation of a spike, burning and tension in the foot

 

Diagnostic possibles:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Calcaneal bursitis
  3. Panniculitis (fat pad syndrome of the heel)
  4. Achilles tendinopathy, tibialis posterior, flexor hallux longus
  5. Stress fracture of the calcaneus
  6. Heel spur
  7. Heel cracks
  8. Plantar fibromatosis

 

Treatment:

  • Ice (Acute period)
  • Anti-inflammatories (Acute period)
  • Protection and Rest (Acute Period)
  • Elevation (Acute Period)
  • Compression (Using a strapping)
  • Weight-bearing (Quantify your mechanical stress and allow movement and displacement on the foot without increasing pain, gradually)
  • Shoe Tip (Cushion and Heel Height)
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises program (Allows better vascularization, irrigates damaged tissues, prevents ankylosis and increases joint mobility)
  • Strapping
  • Manual therapy
  • Plantar orthoses
  • Orthopedic shoe/discharge boot
  • Cortisone injection