Thank you for taking the Plantar Fasciitis Quiz

Based on your responses, it is unlikely your heel pain is being caused by Plantar Fasciitis.

 We will call you shorty on the phone number you provided to discuss your answers and provide you with other possible causes of your pain, the steps to take for a professional diagnosis, and effective treatment options.  Please expect our call.

If you would, however, like to speak with us immediately, we would welcome your call.

You can reach us at 4751 7583.

So if  your heel pain is not plantar fasciitis, what else could it be? 

There are many diagnoses such as:


One common complaint that gets confused with plantar fasciitis is pain at the back of the heel bone. The symptoms are often similar to that of plantar fasciitis but the location is different.  This is known as bursitis and is where the fluid filled sack behind the heel bone becomes inflamed.

Achilles Tendonitis

Another condition causing the pain could be Achilles tendonitis - this is where pain is located in the achilles tendon or where it inserts into the back of the heel.

Heel Spur

A common misdiagnosis for heel pain is a heel spur.  But we know that  99% of heel spurs do not cause pain. There are many people walking around with large heel spurs with no heel pain. Surgeons previously removed these spurs, however they soon realised that this wasn't fixing the problem.

Plantar Fascia Tear

Pain under the heel could also be a tear of the plantar fascia. A tear can only be diagnosed via ultrasound. The symptoms are similar to plantar fasciitis, however symptoms are often more intense and pain is often also associated when the foot is resting.

Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating and it’s always best to get on top of the pain before it develops into something far worse that only surgery can fix.

Pain left untreated can result in longlasting compensations in the way you walk. This can lead to other pains and complications involving the knees, hips and back, such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, sciatica and over- use injuries.

And if an inflamed tendon or muscle is not treated early the tissue can potentially tear, meaning a much slower healing time. Or on the other hand a scar could form in the tissue leading to poor long term function and movement in the foot.

An acute soft tissue injury or inflammation is usually treated very successfully and quickly. If an injury is left untreated the injury will turn to a chronic one. This will mean a much longer and delayed recovery. It will also mean more sessions of treatment to rehabilitate the injured tissue.

Fortunately, we treat foot and ankle pain everyday and have successfully helped thousand's of people from all over the Blue Mountains overcome their pain so they can get back to doing the things that they love.

We will call you shorty on the phone number you provided to discuss your answers and provide you with other possible causes of your pain (and effective treatment options). Please expect our call.

In the meantime, want to know what NOT to do with foot & ankle pain and what you should do instead?

Conveniently located at 4 locations across the Blue Mountains 


20 Ferguson Road
Springwood NSW 2777


69 Megalong St
Katoomba NSW 2780


10 Layton Ave
Blaxland NSW 2774


136 Main St
Lithgow NSW 2790

If you are experiencing pain and need help now, please call us on 4751 7583

Disclaimer - this quiz does not substitute professional medical advice and it is always recommended to come in and see us for a diagnosis and if you are in pain.

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