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Heel Fat Pad Syndrome Pain Relief

Heel fat pad syndrome, also known as fat pad atrophy, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for heel fat pad syndrome

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There are many causes of heel fat pad syndrome

Heel fat pad syndrome is a condition that causes painful heel impact when walking or running. This condition is associated with complex anatomical alteration in the heel, including weakening of the tendon, underlying ligaments and fatty tissues below the heel bone. Increased strain on the heel due to vigorous physical activities, such as marathon running or brisk walking for long periods of time are some of the most common triggers for this condition. Visit a chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist at a CARESPACE location in Kitchener or Waterloo. They will be able to properly diagnose the degree of severity of your strain and provide treatment appropriate for your recovery process.

Get the best treatment to help your heel fat pad syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your heel fat pad syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Heel fat pad syndrome is a disorder characterized by pain in the calcaneal region of your foot. Typically, a person suffering from this condition can experience burning sensations and tenderness at the bottom of the heel near the arch. It is believed that congestion of the underlying fat pad in this area causes nerve constriction and irritation, resulting in discomfort. The cause of heel fat pad syndrome is not clearly known, but it is thought to be related to reduced mobility and overloading of the plantar surface due to activities like running or jumping.

Heel fat pad syndrome is a painful foot condition that can be difficult to diagnose since its symptoms are similar to those of other conditions like plantar fasciitis. Symptoms of heel fat pad syndrome include pain and tenderness in the heel area when pressure is applied, difficulty walking or running, excessive shock-absorption in the heel region, and a deep ache felt when walking on hard surfaces. In more severe cases, swelling in the affected area and reduced ankle mobility can be present. If you suspect that you may have heel fat pad syndrome it is important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Heel fat pad syndrome is an inflammation of the fat pad located at the bottom of the heel bone, resulting in pain and discomfort. The primary treatments are chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy exercises and massage therapy. Chiropractors may focus on issues with the joints of your feet in order to reduce pain as well as securely realign structures that may have shifted out of place. Physiotherapy consists of stretching and strengthening exercises, while massage therapy increases circulation to promote healing and relaxed muscles. In addition to these mechanical approaches, icing the inflamed area may help relieve the pain associated with heel fat pad syndrome.

Get the best heel fat pad syndrome treatment that's right for you


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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your heel fat pad syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!