Osteopathy Treats Heel PainOsteopathy Treats Heel pain can be caused by a range of conditions, the most common of which is plantar fasciitis, a condition largely affecting runners. Created by mechanical problems with the foot, including excessive pronation or supination, and associated with pain and often a tender spot on the inside area of the heel bone. Osteopathic treatment will include soft-tissue techniques and massage and lifestyle advice, including avoidance of causative factors, stretching exercises and the correct footwear.

Another cause of heel pain is that associated with Calcaneal Spurs, small bony projections at the bottom of the heel, caused by excessive pressure on the soft tissues and fascia on the soles of the feet and experienced as stabbing pain that can worsen without treatment. With prolonged stress on the calf or Achilles tendon, the tendons and muscles in the soles of the feet experience an overload of stress that can lead to small cracks in the tendons. As the body tries to compensate and repair the tendon through calcification, small bony spurs develop. Treatment by an Osteopath includes soft tissue techniques, lifestyle advice and stretching exercises in combination with correction through the right footwear.

Fat Pad Syndrome happens when the protective layer of fat under the heel is bruised after a fall or excessive heel impact without cushioning. Osteopathic treatment will include soft-tissue techniques and massage and lifestyle advice, including avoidance of causative factors, stretching exercises and the correct footwear.