Posture Podiatry Heal Pain
If the problem has been present for a long time the heel bone will try to protect itself at the attachment by calcifying and giving the plantar fascia something better to “grip” on to. This is a heel spur, and in itself is not a problem, but if there is inflammation associated with the heel spur it can become very painful with walking.
Believe it or not, a vast number of cases of heel pain that are diagnosed as plantar fasciitis are not actually plantar fasciitis at all! This is because of the muscle and nerve interactions with the heel that may also produce similar symptoms, but require different treatment.
So, if your heel pain has not responded to traditional therapy, there may be something else that has been missed, and the podiatrists at Posture Podiatry are trained to find these problems.
Call us today to speak with a podiatrist if you have any questions about your heel pain.
If you wake up in the morning and your heels are painful, or if you get painful heels with prolonged periods of standing, you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis is the term that refers to inflammation (“-itis”) of the connective tissue (“Fascia”) under the base of the foot (“Plantar”). It usually occurs at the point where the plantar fascia originates at the heel bone.
The plantar fascia itself is one of the strongest structures in your body. Studies have shown up to 30 times your body weight can be loaded through the plantar fascia with heavy impact. Naturally the ‘weakest point’, therefore, is the attachment point to the heel bone.
What to expect in your consult?
On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary mineral foot bath with essential oils or a beautiful herbal tea. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)
You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.
Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!
We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.
What can Podiatry help with?
• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains
We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.
Do you need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!
Can I get in to see a podiatrist today?
Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.
How long is the consultation?
We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.
Can podiatrists organise your X-Rays?
Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)
Do you accept all private health funds?
Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.
Do you see DVA or WorkCover Clients?
Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.
Do you accept American Express?
Yes, we accept American Express cards.
Can you bulk bill podiatry?
No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.
How much does it cost to see a podiatrist?
What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.