Heel Pain and Weight Gain
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
“I have difficulty walking without pain & weight gain”
It’s a horrible position to find yourself in and you feel helpless and at the mercy of well-meaning health professionals who simply tell you to rest up, apply ice, take some anti-inflammatory pills, get yourself some orthotics or even recommend a cortisone injection to help you manage that pain…so that you can start to walk or exercise again.
Sure, these kind of common treatment recommendations may help for a little while, but believe me, it’s only putting off what is only going to snowball a short time from now…and you’ll find time and time again that you are only adding to the problem by stop-starting the healthy habits you’ve been trying to create, adding to feelings of frustration, failure and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness!
When it comes to treating heel pain, only focusing on the symptoms rather than addressing the underlying cause, will unfortunately and most likely hinder your recovery efforts and create that stop-start scenario…it will consistently show up again in your life and stop you from building up that momentum you need for healthy habit creation!
Not only that, when it really starts to get you down…which could be the ongoing or recurrent heel pain itself, the weight gain…or more likely the combination of the two…then one of the most common self-soothing behaviours women most often turn too is eating or snacking more…which “yes”, as you are most likely thinking now…is only going to create a bigger problem!
“I am unable to go walking for fitness. Generally, just getting through the morning can be a struggle“
And what’s worse is that unless you can break the cycle by getting to the cause of that heel pain in the first place, the heel pain and weight gain is only going to show up more in your life, …not to mention, that as ladies get older, it can become more difficult to get rid of those extra kilos! So, take one less worry out of the equation and get to the cause of that heel pain once and for all and tip the scales to success in your favour!
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) is a very gentle ‘hands-on’ treatment that improves the mobility, function and posture of your feet.
To fix the heel pain you must reduce the strain on the arch and heel tissues. Achieving this allows true healing to occur. Remember, your body is constantly regenerating and repairing itself. It just needs to be able to do this at a speed faster than it is being injured. Get this right and you’ll be able to move more and be in a better position to exercise daily, so you can get back on track with building those daily health habits and managing your weight at a more desirable level.
By using the gentle, ‘hands-on’ specialised techniques of Foot Mobilisation Therapy, we can correct the joint displacements. This puts the structure of the foot back into the correctly aligned position, so the muscles, ligaments and tissues around the joints aren’t working harder than they need to – which can lead to that inflammation and pain that you feel as heel pain. And when combined with specific corrective exercises, it can help the muscles around the heel and arch become flexible and strong again.
Once the foot structures have been re-aligned, the body can then work properly and more efficiently allowing the natural healing processes of the body to repair the plantar fascia; allowing you to get back to the activities you enjoy and avoid weight gain!