Achilles pain is another problem seen at the back of your ankle where your calf muscle inserts onto the heel bone – in the Achilles tendon. At ZEST Physio Pilates Health our management of Achilles tendinopathy is based around current literature which shows the importance of specific exercises to restore your tendon back to normal. Load through the tendon, footwear and technique are very important in this condition and we have experience in managing all types of Achilles pain. We can conduct an analysis of your walking/running and give you feedback on ways to improve.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain. Some of the factors that contribute to plantar fasciitis include overuse, non-optimal mechanics with walking/running, changes in activity and poor footwear. Normally plantar fasciitis pain occurs with your first few steps in the morning and may get a little better when you warm up. Physiotherapy can help manage your pain with a combination of soft tissue therapies, a review of your walking/running and correction of contributing factors. We can also provide you with advice on taping and support. Sometimes a referral to our podiatrist can help with the overall management of your condition.
There are many foot complaints, injuries and conditions. Some of these include: stress fractures, bunions, plantar plate injuries, neuromas and nerve compression. Our Physiotherapists are experienced at managing all types of foot pain.