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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Balcatta

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Balcatta

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Is Plantar Fasciitis Affecting You?

Are you met with discomfort in the soles of your feet when you get up in the morning? Do your heels ache when you stand up after sitting for a while? If these sensations sound familiar, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis, a prevalent cause of heel pain that can have unexpected effects on your life. Fortunately, there are treatments for plantar fasciitis available.

Exploring Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

The plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue beneath the foot, links the heel bone to the toes. Our plantar fascia is constantly in use when we walk, jog, run, or leap, acting as a flexible shock absorber by tightening during takeoff. Plantar fasciitis is a widespread condition that can result in pain in the heels or the underside of the foot. It arises when the plantar fascia becomes irritated due to its role in supporting the arch of the foot and providing stability. While plantar fasciitis is a common ailment, allowing its pain to persist can lead to a chronic condition, making it more challenging to treat. Therefore, addressing plantar fasciitis at the cause is crucial.

Exploring the Origins of Plantar Fasciitis

The causes of plantar fasciitis are multifaceted, involving various factors. Typically, it tends to affect individuals who engage in regular running, jumping, or prolonged standing. Activities that place stress on the heel, such as ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, can also be potential contributors.

Other possible causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Ill-fitting footwear
  • Weak stabilising muscles
  • Uneven terrain
  • Foot structure
  • Overuse
  • Ageing
  • Obesity

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis

Are there home-based treatments for Plantar Fasciitis?
In some cases, you may be able to address the pain caused by your plantar fasciitis at home. Treatments that may assist include:

  • Rest— Slowing down and moving less, while still remaining active to some degree, is important for recovery
  • Ice— Putting ice on your heel (not directly, but through a washcloth or towel) for 20 minutes four times a day may help to relieve pain
  • Massage— Massaging your foot before exercise, in conjunction with ice treatment, may assist
  • Medication— Pain medication that you can purchase over the counter may help to relieve pain, but ensure to follow the instructions. If you have any other conditions and/or take any other medications, consult with your doctor before starting any new medication
  • Changing footwear— Sometimes plantar fasciitis can be caused or exacerbated by wearing poorly fitting footwear. Try wearing shoes with good arch support, heel support, and general cushioning. You may wish to use padding or inserts to help with this
  • Splints— Wearing splints at night help to keep your foot straight and may assist in reducing pain

What treatments can I access? What treatments might be right for my plantar fasciitis?
There are many forms of plantar fasciitis treatment available. Your podiatrist will assess your pain and determine whether it may be caused by plantar fasciitis. They will then work with you to come up with a plantar fasciitis treatment plan that may work best for you. The form or forms they choose for you will depend on a number of factors including the type of pain you feel, how long it has been present, and the severity of the pain.

Plantar fasciitis treatment options may include:

  • Orthotics
  • Splints
  • Specific exercises
  • Stretching
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Footwear assessment
  • Footwear advice
  • Dry needling
  • Strapping and/or padding
  • Weight loss
  • Medication
  • Anti-inflammatory injections
  • Management of any underlying systemic conditions

 

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis

Some symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pain under the heel
  • Pain on the sole of the foot
  • Pain that begins first thing in the morning and eases throughout the day
  • Pain that occurs when you stand up after sitting or lying down for a period of time
  • Pain that gets worse again at the end of the day
  • The feeling of a small pebble under the heel when you walk

Why Choose Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we regularly see patients with plantar fasciitis and enjoy providing care to get them back on their feet.

Experienced Team

Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team bring decades of clinical experience to the table.

Prime Location

Our clinic is conveniently situated near Scarborough Beach, offering easy accessibility for residents of the northern and western suburbs.

Personalised Care

We approach each patient as a unique individual and customise our treatments accordingly.

Discover The Doubleview Advantage

If you dream of running, skipping, and jumping like you used to, plantar fasciitis treatment may help you get there. Thanks to our experienced team and commitment to what we do, that day might just be closer than you think.

Reserve Your Podiatry Consultation in Balcatta Today

Ignoring plantar fasciitis may lead you to change the way you move, which in turn may lead to pain or problems in the knee, hip, or back as well as the feet. Our team at Doubleview Podiatry is experienced in many forms of plantar fasciitis treatment so that you have the best chance of returning to your normal as soon as possible. To make an appointment for plantar fasciitis treatment, book online today.


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