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Foot And Heel Pain Treatment In Doncaster

The  foot and heel are complex structures comprising of many ligaments, tendons varied shaped bones and musculature.

They are the grounding in which we walk meaning they are subjected to our weight bearing down on them. It is no surprise therefore that symptoms of pain and dysfunction  can manifest quite quickly and often without significant warning.

Pain in the heel and foot can be both acute and chronic, left untreated can worsen over time.

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Common Conditions of the Heel and Foot

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a debilitating condition of the foot and is quite difficult to treat. Its cause by tightness and inflammation in a thick band of fibrous tissue that wraps around and under the foot. Those who maybe overweight or those who walk quickly or run are more prone to this condition.

Achilles Tendonitis

Inflammation and widespread tightness in the Achilles Tendon is extremely painful. The achilleas tendon bleeds from the calf muscle and becomes extremely tight and sore. Improper gait , sporting injury and overuse are the main culprits. If left untreated , it can often lead to rupture and weeks if not months of rehabilitation.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy as the name suggests is a type of nerve damage that is caused by diabetes.  High blood sugar can cause nerve damage with symptoms to include pain, loss of sensation, numbness , circulation problems and weakness.

Causes of Foot and Heel Pain

There are many cause of foot and heel pain spanning from weight bearing issues, weakness further up the body and common disorders.

Tight muscles further up the kinetic chain.

Everyday use and over contracted muscles further up the leg can really pull on the heel and foot not only displacing it but also subjecting it to uneven contact with the ground.


As eluded to in the common conditions those who are diabetic are impacted through damage to nerves supplying the foot.


Twists , sprained ankles and pulled ligaments are all as a result of injury. When we do this type of injury, swelling occurs to protect the joint but often causes issues with healing and circulation of blood to the effected area. Weakness from pulled ligaments will undoubtedly cause a weakness to the ankle joint if left unrehabilitated.

Ill fitting footwear

Wearing incorrect fitting footwear places unnecessary stresses on the soft tissues of the feet and compromises form and function. This leads to cramping, distortion of the foot and excess burden placed on the soft tissues tendons and ligaments.

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How We Treat Foot and Heel Pain

We will provide a thorough consultation to iron out what is causing your foot an heel pain. We will look at your foot to see how it contacts with the floor. looking  for high arches, fat feet and inward/outwood ankle roll as this could be resulting from weak muscles of the lower leg. Often if we suspect signs of stress fracture in the smaller bones on the toes and under the foot, we will most likely err on side of caution and suggest an x-ray.


  • Sports massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Lower limb strengthening
  • Prescriptive intervention
  • Rest Ice protocol
  • Kinesiology strapping
  • Lymphatic Drainage

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The Wellness Centre
1a Cavendish Court
South Parade