Heel spur & Achilles tendon irritation
✔ Holistic Diagnosis
✔ Individual therapy program
✔ Orthodox medicine and alternative therapies
«I would be happy to present my diagnostic procedures and therapy approaches to you in order to relieve your foot pain and to help you regain a better quality of life. » – Specialist Dr. med. Martin Ihle
Pain in foot, heel
and Achilles tendon
Some organs are only noticed when they hurt and cause problems. This is especially true for foot complaints. They can make life unbearable if they cause pain every step of the way and become a constant companion.
Highly complex anatomy of the feet
The foot is subject to various stresses and strains. The anatomical construction of the foot is so ingenious that it normally carries our entire body weight without us even noticing it. We owe this to the highly complex structure of specially shaped bones, many small joints and
From foot pain to knee pain
However, if the structure is damaged or a functional disorder occurs, the finely tuned system becomes unbalanced. The feet often don’t hurt when doing sports or dancing, but when walking.
However, this does not often remain the case. A relieving posture or a muscular dysbalance from foot pain can also lead to pain complaints in the knee, hip or back.
Measures for foot malpositions
Shoes have a strong effect on the foot due to their narrow shape and heels. This can further exacerbate a genetic malposition such as a splayfoot or a hallux valgus. This can lead to discomfort in other joints such as the knee, hip
In the case of malpositions that have not yet manifested themselves structurally, active foot muscle training with stretching of the sole of the foot and exercises to strengthen the arch-stabilizing muscles can help. This can stop the progression of symptoms in the long term. In addition, a foot pressure measurement should be carried out in order to manufacture individually adapted shoe insoles that support the arch and/or have a sensorimotor effect.
Pain syndrome of the Achilles tendon
Another problem is the pain syndrome of the Achilles tendon. This leads to pain in the attachment area of the tendon at the heel. This can be caused by a shortening of the calf muscles or a malposition in the pelvic area. A trigger is often an acute overuse of the structure.
- Manual Medicine / Osteopathy
- Shock wave therapy
- Infiltration therapy
- Eccentric stretching of the calf muscles
Pain in the soles of the feet
Another pain syndrome is foot sole pain, the so-called plantar fasciitis. It sometimes (but not always) occurs in connection with the heel spur. This leads to pain at the beginning of the tendon on the inside of the sole of the foot, which can extend over the entire sole of the foot. This is also often a functional pain syndrome that can be treated with a complex therapy approach. In addition to manual therapy, shock wave therapy, acupuncture
Do you suffer from pain in the foot or Achilles tendon? In my practice at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin-Mitte, I would be happy to discuss with you which treatment methods are available so that you have less pain and a better quality of life.
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Private practice for orthopedics
Dr. med. Martin Ihle