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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Floreat

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Floreat

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Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you experience foot pain upon waking up in the morning? Is there aching in your heels when you stand after sitting? If these symptoms resonate with you, it’s possible you’re experiencing plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain that can disrupt your daily routine. The good news is that there are treatment options available.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment May Offer Relief

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.

Factors Contributing to 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

Can You Manage Plantar Fasciitis at Home?
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 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.

Dedicated Team

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

Convenient Clinic Location

Located just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, our clinic is easily accessible for residents of the northern and western suburbs.

Personalised Care

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

Embrace The Doubleview Edge

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.

Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment in Floreat 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.