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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Churchlands

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Churchlands

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Suffering from 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 Help

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.

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

The development of plantar fasciitis is influenced by multiple factors. Typically, it tends to affect individuals who engage in regular running, jumping, or prolonged standing. Activities that exert pressure on the heel, such as ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, can also play a role.

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?
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 forms of plantar fasciitis treatments are there?
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 Book Your Podiatry Appointment at Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we have a wealth of experience in treating patients with plantar fasciitis and find fulfilment in helping them recover their mobility.

Experienced Team

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

Ideal Location

You’ll find us just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, making it an easy trip from the northern or western suburbs.

Personalised Care

We view each patient as an individual and adapt our treatments to suit their specific needs.

Experience The Doubleview Difference

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.

Secure Your Podiatry Assessment in Churchlands Today

Overlooking plantar fasciitis might compel you to modify your mobility, possibly resulting in discomfort or complications not only in your feet but also in your knees, hips, and back. At Doubleview Podiatry, our proficient team focuses on diverse plantar fasciitis treatment options, ensuring you have the best shot at a speedy return to your normal routine. Take action now and schedule your plantar fasciitis treatment appointment online today.


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