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Plantar Heel Pain is one of the most common foot problems that we treat. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, essentially an injury to the large supportive ligament which attaches onto the heel bone.

Plantar fasciitis is most commonly seen in the active adult population, but can also affect children who participate in sports.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Intense pain under the heel when upon standing especially after rest.
  • A sharp or shooting pain and sometimes like a stone bruise under the heel.
  • Generally pain improve a little after the first few steps.
  • Prolonged standing can walking will make symptoms worse.

Risk Factors

  • Certain sports: running, dance and aerobics or an increase in activity levels.
  • Occupation: Being on your feet for extended periods.  People who have to stand and walk on tiles, cement and hard unyielding surfaces places a huge strain on the feet.
  • Foot type: High arches and flat feet, these foot types may have reduced shock absorption capabilities causing more strain on the plantar fascia.
  • Age: Middle-aged or older muscles supporting the arch become weaker making the plantar fascia work harder to support the arch
  • Overweight: excess body weight places a greater mechanical load on the feet.
  • Pregnancy: Weight gain, swelling and hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy may lead to mechanical overload of the plantar fascia.
  • Footwear: Wearing completely hard flat sandals exacerbates this condition.

With a second degree in human movement studies, keeping you moving well is our priority. We provide general foot care services. We also offer more specialist services in bio mechanical assessment and orthortic prescription.


Shop 9, 61 Burnett Street
Buderim, Queensland 4556


(07) 5338 7387