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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Karrinyup

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Karrinyup

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Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis?

Are you met with discomfort in the soles of your feet when you get up in the morning? Do your heels ache when you stand up after sitting for a while? If these sensations sound familiar, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis, a prevalent cause of heel pain that can have unexpected effects on your life. Fortunately, there are treatments for plantar fasciitis 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.

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 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 forms of plantar fasciitis treatments are there?
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

 

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 frequently assist patients with plantar fasciitis and take pleasure in offering tailored care to help them regain their mobility.

Experienced Team

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

Convenient Clinic Location

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

Customised Treatment

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

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.

Reserve Your Podiatry Consultation in Karrinyup 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 Directions Here.