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FAQs

How do I know I have a condition that can be treated with radiotherapy?

If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis, you should seek treatment from The Heel Pain Practice when you have the following:

  • Heel or foot pain
  • Tenderness and pain in the heel or foot after exercise
  • Tried general measures to relieve pain and pressure for at least three months

If you’re suffering from insertional Achilles tendonitis, you should seek treatment from The Heel Pain Practice when you have:

  • Visited a specialist doctor and confirmed a diagnosis
  • Tried general measures to relieve the pain, including rest, ice, compression and elevation

Can I still get this treatment if I don’t have private medical insurance?

Yes, you can. If you don’t have private medical insurance, you can pay for the radiotherapy treatment at The Heel Pain Practice yourself. We can provide you with a detailed quote, and you can pay by a variety of payment methods. Find out more about payment options here.

How soon can I start my treatment?

Treatment with The Heel Pain Practice can start within a week of your initial consultation with our team.

Where can I get treatment?

The Heel Pain Practice offer treatment for plantar fasciitis and insertional Achilles tendonitis within any one of 14 specialists GenesisCare centres. Find your nearest centre.

What is involved in treatment?

Read our step-by-step guide of what to expect at each stage of your radiotherapy treatment at The Heel Pain Practice:

Will it hurt?

You shouldn’t feel any pain during your radiotherapy treatment, however, you may be a little sore or tired afterwards. You may find that the skin becomes a little tender or red following treatment, but this will get better after a number of days.

Can I drive after my treatment?

Yes, you can. Your radiotherapy treatment will not make you feel drowsy or dizzy, and you can continue with your normal daily activities.

How effective is radiotherapy in treating these conditions?

Clinical research shows radiotherapy is effective in treating both plantar fasciitis and insertional Achilles tendonitis. Many of our patient’s say radiation treatment was successful in reducing their pain, stopping disease progression and improving symptoms.

How can I get treatment at The Heel Pain Practice?

If you’d like to receive treatment from The Heel Pain Practice team, book a consultation appointment with us.