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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Churchlands

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Churchlands

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Experiencing Plantar Fasciitis?

Are you awakened by foot or heel pain every morning? Does standing after sitting bring heel discomfort? If these symptoms sound familiar, you might be dealing with plantar fasciitis, a frequent source of heel pain that can disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, plantar fasciitis treatment is within reach.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment May Be Beneficial

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue under the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. We use our plantar fascia whenever we take a step, jog, run, or jump. This is because the plantar fascia acts like a flexible force absorber by tightening the foot during take-off. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that may lead to pain in the heels and/or underneath the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia is irritated because the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and therefore works hard to stabilise the body. While plantar fasciitis is a fairly common condition, the pain it may cause may become chronic if left untreated, making it more difficult to treat. As such, it’s important to treat plantar fasciitis as promptly as possible.

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 plantar fasciitis treatments I can do at home?
In certain instances, you may be able to address the discomfort arising from plantar fasciitis in the comfort of your home. Potential home treatments include:

  • Rest— Reducing physical activity and moving less, while still maintaining some level of activity, is crucial for recovery.
  • Ice— Applying ice to your heel (indirectly, using a washcloth or towel) for 20 minutes, four times a day, can help alleviate pain.
  • Massage— Pre-exercise foot massage, combined with ice therapy, may offer relief.
  • Medication— Over-the-counter pain relievers may 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— Ill-fitting shoes can contribute to or worsen plantar fasciitis. Consider wearing shoes with proper arch support, heel support, and cushioning. You may also consider using padding or inserts.
  • Night Splints— Wearing splints at night can keep your foot in the correct position and potentially reduce 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

 

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 Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we focus on assisting patients with plantar fasciitis and take pride in providing care to help them get back on their feet.

Experienced Podiatry Team

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

Convenient Location

Located mere steps away from Scarborough Beach, our clinic offers convenient access for those in the northern and western suburbs.

Customised Treatment

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

Embrace The Doubleview Edge

If you have aspirations of rediscovering your ability to run, skip, and jump as before, plantar fasciitis treatment could be the answer. Our experienced team and unwavering dedication to our craft may bring that day closer than you anticipate.

Book Your Podiatry Appointment at Churchlands Today

Neglecting plantar fasciitis could result in altered movement patterns, potentially leading to discomfort or issues in your knees, hips, back, and, of course, your feet. At Doubleview Podiatry, our skilled team offers a variety of plantar fasciitis treatments, increasing your chances of returning to your usual self as swiftly as possible. Don’t wait—book your plantar fasciitis treatment appointment 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.