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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Balcatta

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Balcatta

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Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

Does pain in the soles of your feet greet you when you wake up in the morning? Do your heels ache when you stand up after sitting down? If so, you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This is a common cause of heel pain and it may have an impact on your life in unpleasant and unexpected ways. However, plantar fasciitis treatment is available.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment May Help

The plantar fascia, a robust tissue band beneath the foot, connects the heel bone to the toes. Our plantar fascia is constantly at work when we take steps, jog, run, or jump, acting as a flexible shock absorber by tightening during take-off. Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition that can result in pain in the heels or the underside of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia becomes irritated due to its role in supporting the foot’s arch and providing stability. Although plantar fasciitis is a common ailment, neglecting the pain it causes can lead to chronicity, complicating the treatment process. Therefore, it’s essential to address plantar fasciitis when you are experiencing any ongoing symptoms.

Exploring the Origins of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition influenced by various factors. It often affects individuals who engage in frequent running, jumping, or extended periods of standing. Activities that place strain on the heel, like ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, may also be contributing factors.

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

Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis: Can You Manage It at Home?
Wondering if you can manage plantar fasciitis at home? In some cases, you may find relief from the pain associated with this condition by trying the following treatments:

  • Rest— Slowing down and reducing your activity levels while still staying moderately active is crucial for recovery.
  • Ice— Applying ice to your heel (using a washcloth or towel as a barrier) for 20 minutes, four times a day, can help alleviate pain.
  • Massage— Massaging your foot before exercise, in combination with ice therapy, may provide relief.
  • Medication— Over-the-counter pain relievers can be effective, but be sure to follow the recommended dosage. If you have other medical conditions or are taking other medications, consult your doctor before starting any new treatment.
  • Footwear Adjustment— Poorly fitting shoes can contribute to or worsen plantar fasciitis. Consider wearing shoes with proper arch support, heel support, and cushioning, and explore the use of padding or inserts.
  • Night Splints— Wearing splints at night can help maintain proper foot alignment and potentially reduce pain.

What plantar fasciitis treatments are available to me?
A variety of plantar fasciitis treatment options are at your disposal. Your podiatrist will evaluate your pain and determine if plantar fasciitis is a potential cause. Together, you will devise a personalised plantar fasciitis treatment plan that suits your needs. The specific treatment form(s) chosen will be influenced by factors such as the character of your pain, its duration, and its intensity.

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

 

What Are The 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 Podiatry Team

Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team have decades of clinical experience.

Ideal Location

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

Individualised Treatment

We see each patient as the individual they are and adjust our treatments accordingly.

Explore The Doubleview Distinction

If you yearn to regain your ability to run, skip, and jump like you once did, plantar fasciitis treatment may hold the solution. With our team’s wealth of experience and strong commitment to our mission, that day may be closer than you imagine.

Secure Your Podiatry Assessment 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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Areas We Serve

Our clinic is situated at 166 Brighton Road, Scarborough, Perth WA. To find us: Get Direction Here.