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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment North Beach

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis North Beach

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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.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment May Be Beneficial

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.

Exploring the Origins of 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?
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?
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 Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we regularly see patients with plantar fasciitis and enjoy providing care to get them back on their feet.

Experienced Podiatry Team

Our dedicated team, led by owner and principal podiatrist Stephen, has decades of clinical expertise.

Prime Location

Our clinic is conveniently situated near Scarborough Beach, offering easy accessibility for residents of the northern and western suburbs.

Personalised Care

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

Explore The Doubleview Distinction

If you yearn to regain your ability to run, skip, and jump like you once did, plantar fasciitis treatment may hold the solution. With our team’s wealth of experience and strong commitment to our mission, that day may be closer than you imagine.

Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment in North Beach 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.