Heel Pain

Heel Pain

What causes heel pain? Heel pain is most commonly one of two conditions either Plantar Fasciitis (bottom of the heel) or Achilles tendinopathy (back of the heel) What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that we see at the Theale...

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a scanning method so safe it is used in pregnancy to view the baby. We can also use it for a wide variety of medical purposes to investigate painful or damaged structures in the body. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce accurate images...
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitus

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitus

What is the best treatment for Plantar Fasciitus Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that we see at the Theale Wellbeing Centre. It is the most frequent cause of chronic  heel pain usually where the fascia under the foot inserts into the heel bone. It...
Orthotics (shoe inserts)

Orthotics (shoe inserts)

Orthotics – what they are, what they help and how they work Orthotics, or orthoses are inserts/insoles that go inside your footwear to help you with foot pain. When I was training in the 90’s we believed that these orthoses would help correct your foot position...