Heel Pain

Heel Pain requires immediate and specialized attention.

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore heel?

Does your heel hurt, ache, throb or give shooting pains during the day?

Has your heel pain overstayed its welcome and stopped you from exercising like you want to?



The long term solution to curing Heel pain lies in treating the cause of the pain at the same time as the pain and inflammation itself. The key to successfully treating Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles tendinitis is to reduce:

1) The pain and inflammation

At the same time as

2) Fixing the source (root cause) of the heel pain.

PodMED Podiatry has specialized in treating foot, ankle and heel pain ailments such as plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles Tendinitis for the past 15 years.

There is a vast number of treatments for heel pain currently available in Australia. Many treatments originated 20-30 years ago. Some latest treatments are based on multiple visits (Shockwave therapy, Acupuncture, Massage etc). These treatments target pain and inflammation in the short term and do provide great relief

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Rest
  • Pain killers
  • Icing
  • Heat Cushion pads
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Massage / Rollers
  • Stretching
  • New footwear
  • Arch Supports
  • Acupuncture
  • Support based Orthotics (Off the shelf and Prescription)
  • Night splints
  • Shock wave therapy
  • PRP blood Injections
  • Surgery

98% have visited a doctor (79% given cortisone), 78% Physiotherapist, 71% General Podiatry (65% prescribed arch supports), 18% Chiropractors, 5% Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25% self-treated. Many patients have visited multiple practices.

PodMED Podiatry - Specialist Heel Pain Treatment

PodMED Podiatry Centre's prime objective is to treat the source of heel pain providing not just short-term relief, but a permanent long-term cure and prevent reoccurrence. This is achieved by managing the hind foot's action through it's 3 faceted joint. The joint behaves like the conductor of a large orchestra. The Hind foot conductors job is to direct a series of very complicated movements so that the foot can do it's job properly, make efficient movements to strengthen and stabilize the Heel.

Data has proved conclusively long term (6-8 weeks+) heel ailments are a misalignment of the calcaneus (heel bone) on foot strike. This creates a “chain reaction” of forces and loads causing overuse pain. Resulting in Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles pain being predominantly an angulated heel position issue, not ligament, tendon or arch problems