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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Floreat

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Floreat

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Dealing with 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.

Exploring Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

The plantar fascia is a dense band of tissue beneath the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. Whenever we walk, jog, run, or leap, our plantar fascia is actively engaged, serving as a flexible shock absorber by tightening during takeoff. Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition that can result in discomfort in the heels or the bottom of the foot. It develops when the plantar fascia becomes irritated due to its role in supporting the foot’s arch and providing stability. Although plantar fasciitis is a commonly encountered issue, ignoring the pain it causes can lead to become chronic, making treatment more challenging. Therefore, addressing plantar fasciitis when you first experience symptoms is crucial.

What Can Cause 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 forms of plantar fasciitis treatments are there?
A wide range of plantar fasciitis treatments is at your disposal. After assessing your pain, your podiatrist will determine whether plantar fasciitis may be the cause. They will collaborate with you to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. The specific treatment form or forms chosen will depend on various factors, including the nature 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 / heel pain? What are the signs and 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.

Dedicated Team

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

Prime 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 recognise each patient’s unique needs and tailor our treatments accordingly.

Discover The Doubleview Advantage

If you envision returning to the days of running, skipping, and jumping with ease, plantar fasciitis treatment could be the key. With our experienced team and unwavering dedication to our work, that day could be nearer than you realise.

Secure Your Podiatry Assessment in Floreat 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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