How Do I Treat My Heel Pain?

Published: Monday 20 September 2021

Heel pain is one of the most common foot complaints we hear from new patients. Heel pain can occur for a whole number of reasons, some common ones are:

  • Weight gain

  • Ill-fitting shoes

  • Running or jumping on hard surfaces

  • Different walking style

  • Sport injury

Luckily there are many options available that can help alleviate heel pain. Generally speaking, if heel pain lasts for more than 2 weeks it won’t go away on its own and will need some sort of intervention. Here are some ideas to get your feet back to feeling their best!

  • Try wearing your runners instead of thongs or heels.

  • Take a rest from strenuous activity for a week or two.

  • Ice your foot.

  • Stretch your calves daily.

  • Massage your feet; focus on the arch.

  • Try having your foot professionally strapped. We can help with this.

  • If strapping works well, a pair of custom orthotics may be your best bet to stopping your heel pain. At Step Smart Podiatry we can help with this!

The good news is, you don’t have to live with heel pain! There are so many options available to alleviate this very common problem. At Step Smart Podiatry we want to help you feel your best.

If heel pain has been driving you mad, book in for an appointment. We will complete an assessment on your feet and help you decide on the best course of action.

Australian Podiatry Association
Australian Government