Sydney CBD Chatswood Heel Pain Treatment

Say goodbye to
heel pain today

And go back to doing the things you love!



Relief of symptoms and other underlying problems of the feet.

Strengthen and Build


Strengthen your feet and help the foundations of your body.



Restore your feet to their full potential and relieve pain.

Why should you let heel pain stop you from moving when there's an effective solution?

You don’t have to let heel pain hold you back from doing the things that you love.

If you ignore this problem, then your daily activities and efforts to stay on track will suffer.

Orthotics can relieve
heel pain only when you wear them.

But when you don’t, the pain still lingers and it’s unbearable for the time without orthotics.

I’ve often seen how heel pain restricts the movement and mobility of the feet, avoidance of things and affects social life

You don’t have to put up with it….

We are passionate about helping people with heel pain. We have set up our practice specifically to treat your foot problems and restore movement so you can be confident again.

For over 20 years of practice, we have seen over 1000 cases of
heel pain..

With combined techniques of medical laser and shockwave, we have been able to treat our patients and help them reach their desired results!

What To Do Now:​

Book Your Assessment :

We will find out the probable cause of your heel pain, check the condition of your heel to determine the best technique for you and help you with our best practice recommendation.

Gentle Correction without Surgery:

We address the pain first before assessing the other underlying causes that contributed to the pain.

Put Your Pain In The Past:

Enjoy your life without heel discomfort, be pain-free, and restored feet functionality with a better result than surgery.

Strengthen your feet and
help the foundations of your body.

No more slowing down in the morning.

Wear any footwear comfortably.

Go back to doing the things you love.

You don't have to wear orthotics anymore!

Bring back your active lifestyle!

Feel motivated to move!

Go back to a more active lifestyle!

Frequently Asked Questions

Plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from heel to toes. It helps to support movement and integrity of the arch of your foot.

Although plantar fasciitis and plantar fascosis (inflammation and deterioration of the plantar fascia) are known to be the typical diagnosis of plantar heel pain, there can be up to 20 other differential diagnosis including; calcaneal apophysitis (growing pain in children), Baxter’s nerve entrapment, trigger point referred pain conditions, gout and even rheumatoid arthritis. We cautiously diagnose your sudden heel pain and pain under the foot arch with thorough clinical assessment and sometimes medical imaging, to ensure we develop the most effective treatment plan to get you back doing what you love to do as fast as possible.

Commonly people think they developed heel pain “all of a sudden”. However, long-standing poor biomechanics (structure and movement of your foot and leg) is usually the key factor to developing the problem. When the joints of your foot and ankle are not functioning in their correct position, the supporting soft tissues such as muscles and tendons get stressed from trying to compensate. This includes the plantar fascia under your foot. When the plantar fascia gets overloaded continuously, it can eventually lead to pain, tears, inflammation, and deterioration including the formation of a heel spur.


The truth about heel spur pain, sudden heel pain, and pain under the foot arch is this: you can have a short history of sudden heel pain, but an asymptomatic heel spur for many years.


The attachment of the plantar fascia on the heel bone becomes calcified when it gets chronically strained. This happens when the mechanical pressure on the plantar fascia creates a traction force that causes it to get pulled away from the heel bone. The calcification is the heel spur that we normally see on an x-ray. While the spur may look concerning, it may not cause pain like most people would have thought. 

The fact is that a heel spur can be present for many years without pain; however, researchers have found that most people with chronic heel pain have a heel spur. The tension, tightness, impact, and inflammation of the plantar fascia are usually what cause the pain associated with a heel spur, rather than the spur itself causing the sudden heel pain.

In fact, the above factors only play a small part in causing the condition. The primary aggravating factor of a bunion is often related to the underlying biomechanical problems in the feet and subsequent compensations which causes the body to form a bunion. Misalignment of the ankle, restricted joints in the foot, inactive foot muscles, flatfeet and foot pronation can all contribute to the development of a bunion.

People would generally experience some degree of heel pain relief with conventional treatments such as wearing an orthotic device, ultrasound, strapping, stretching, and foot exercises. Yet, we often see people experience little relief or have recurring symptoms with the above treatments when the true issue of pain has not been addressed.

At The Footwork Clinic, our sports podiatrists are specialized in correcting the mechanical misalignment of the foot and ankle, heel spur treatments, and addressing the exact tissues that are under stress with our advanced manual therapies. A systematic review by (Fraser et al., 2012) has concluded that manual therapy is clearly associated with improved function and pain reduction in plantar fasciitis patients, particularly when combined with rehabilitation exercises.

One of the important treatment modalities that we have mastered for resolving chronic sudden heel pain is treating the whole fascial chain starting from the plantar fascia up to the calf and hamstrings with our myofascial release techniques such as western medical acupuncture and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation , since any dysfunctions along the posterior chain can cause pain under the foot arch or heel.
To maximize pain reduction in the shortest time possible, we may employ Shockwave Therapy as an adjunct therapy to breaks down scar tissue and promote the body’s healing response. It is a proven, evidence-based treatment for chronic heel pain. Discover more HERE .
If traditional heel spur treatment methods have not worked for you, chances are one of the heel experts at The Footwork Clinic can create a significant difference for you! We are the expert in lower limb pain and injury treatment and are committed to providing holistic health care to make a difference for our patients.

CALL US to discuss how we can help you feel better TODAY!

  • Foot Mobilisation Techniques
  • Trigenics® Functional Muscle Neurology
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Western Medical Acupuncture
  • Movement Assessment Technologies
  • Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Active Release Techniques
  • InterX Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Custom Foot Orthoses
  • Kinesiology Sports Taping
  • Corrective / Rehabilitation Exercise

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