Heel pain can be caused by many pathologies with many names such as:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Heel Spur
• Achilles tendonitis
Heel Pain Symptoms
The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are classically pain of a sharp nature which is worse standing first thing in the morning. After a short period of walking the pain usually reduces or disappears, only to return again later in the day. Aggravating times are often after increased activity and rising from sitting. If these are the sort of symptoms you are experiencing then the Heel-Fix Kit ® will be just the treatment your heel is crying out for.
Some heel pain is more noticeable at night and when resting. Because plantar fasciitis is a mechanical pathology it is unlikely that this sort of heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis. The most common reason for night heel pain is pressure on your Sciatic nerve causing referred pain in the heel. Back pain is often present as well, but you can get the heel pain with little or no back pain that is caused by nerve irritation in the leg or back. If you get pain in your heels mainly or worse at night please see a clinician as soon as you can to confirm the diagnosis.
For a pathway to pain free heels the HeelFixKit is the most innovative and cost effective approach to manage your treatment of heel pain, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Developed by a British Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, Andy Horwood, the pack is designed to allow you to treat your heel yourself and make dramatic improvements in just six weeks. The HeelFixKit contains specially designed Insoles, Therapy Balls, Heel Tape & Heel Cups.
By combining insoles, taping, stretching and strengthening the foot, a treatment programme is initiated that treats the heel pain holistically. The treatment regime not only helps settle the pain but also prevent the re-occurrence of heel pain, and its all achieved at home the kit is £34.95.
The heel fix kit comes with an exercise information sheet, as the exercises are essential to improving the pain and returning to activity.
Heel Pain Pathway:
• Downloadable heel pain pathway flow chart
• Exercise Videos to share on social media
• Downloadable heel pain sheet
Below is a printable self-help flow chart for you to help support your heel pain using the stretching, strapping, strengthening and foot supports.
Print the large version here: A2-Heel-Pain-Pathway
See the videos below for exercises that help to strengthen your feet.
An easy 3 step exercise to help strengthen your feet:
Stair calf exercise for non-insertional achilles tendinopathy.
Foot Therapy Ball – Simple exercises to help strengthen your feet