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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Osborne Park

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Osborne Park

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Suffering from 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 is a thick band of tissue under the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. We use our plantar fascia whenever we take a step, jog, run, or jump. This is because the plantar fascia acts like a flexible force absorber by tightening the foot during take-off. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that may lead to pain in the heels and/or underneath the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia is irritated because the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and therefore works hard to stabilise the body. While plantar fasciitis is a fairly common condition, the pain it may cause may become chronic if left untreated, making it more difficult to treat. As such, it’s important to treat plantar fasciitis as promptly as possible.

Factors Contributing to Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is multifactorial, meaning that it depends on a number of factors. Typically, many people who get plantar fasciitis are people who frequently run or jump or those who stand for long periods of time. Activities that place stress on the heel, such as ballet dancing and aerobic dancing may also contribute.

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 situations, you may find relief from plantar fasciitis pain through home-based treatments. Some potential self-care options include:

  • Rest— Reducing your activity level and taking it easy while staying somewhat active is essential for recovery.
  • Ice— Applying ice to your heel (using a washcloth or towel as a barrier) for 20 minutes, four times a day, may help alleviate pain.
  • Massage— Massaging your foot before exercise, in combination with ice therapy, could be beneficial.
  • Medication— Over-the-counter pain relievers can provide relief, but be sure to follow dosing instructions. Consult your doctor before starting any new medication, especially if you have other medical conditions or take other medications.
  • Footwear Adjustment— Ill-fitting shoes can contribute to or exacerbate 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 plantar fasciitis treatments are available to me?
Wondering about the available forms of plantar fasciitis treatments? There is a multitude of options to consider. Your podiatrist will evaluate your pain and ascertain whether it could be attributed to plantar fasciitis. Subsequently, they will collaborate with you to design a tailored plantar fasciitis treatment plan. The selection of treatment form(s) will be influenced by factors such as the nature of your pain, its duration, and its severity.

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 Choose Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we focus on assisting patients with plantar fasciitis and take pride in providing care to help them get back on their feet.

Experienced Podiatrists

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

Convenient Location

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

Personalised Care

We approach each patient as a unique individual and customise our treatments accordingly.

Embrace The Doubleview Edge

If you have aspirations of rediscovering your ability to run, skip, and jump as before, plantar fasciitis treatment could be the answer. Our experienced team and unwavering dedication to our craft may bring that day closer than you anticipate.

Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment in Osborne Park 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.