Heel Pain

Coslia Heel Pain

One of the most common conditions we see in our clinic is heel pain.  
There are various types of heel pain and the more common ones include:

  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel bursitis (subcalcaneal bursitis)
  • Heel bumps

What causes the problem?

Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them.

Heel pain can also be caused by lower back problems or inflammatory joint conditions.

If you suffer from a sharp or burning pain at the bottom of your heel, you may have plantar fasciitis,a widespread problem affecting thousands of people each year. Plantar fasciitis is disruptive and painful, and can last for years if not properly treated. For many, the pain is so bad that even regular activities – such as walking – are difficult.  In order to get out of pain quickly, the disorder needs to be properly diagnosed and treated.


Contrary to popular belief, heel pain is most often not the result of a heel spur.  Rather, the primary cause of most heel pain is a prolonged stretching of the plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot. This stretching can have many causes, but is often due to wearing unsupportive or improper shoes – such as work boots, flip flops, old tennis shoes, and high heels.


Fortunately, with appropriate treatment you can gain significant relief after just a few visits!  Coslia Podiatry's expert clinicans utilise modern proven and innovative podiatric treatments which will consider your entire body, lower extremities, and foot function to get you out of pain fast. For most patients, a combination of maual therapy including mobilisation and manipulations combined with laser and dry needling will have you feeling much better quickly.  Coslia Podiatry has treated thousands of patients each year, providing the latest, ground-breaking treatment methods to accurately diagnose your podiatric disorder and relieve your from pain.  Some patients will require a pressure and gait analysis leading to the fabrication of custom made foot orthoses in order to encourage a more efficient gait pattern.  All patients will usually have a tailored home exercise program.