Helping Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in City Beach
Stay on the move!
Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?
Are you awakened by foot or heel pain every morning? Does standing after sitting bring heel discomfort? If these symptoms sound familiar, you might be dealing with plantar fasciitis, a frequent source of heel pain that can disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, plantar fasciitis treatment is within reach.
Exploring Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options
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.
Understanding the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition influenced by various factors. It often affects individuals who engage in frequent running, jumping, or extended periods of standing. Activities that place strain on the heel, like ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, may also be contributing factors.
Other possible causes of plantar fasciitis include:
- Ill-fitting footwear
- Weak stabilising muscles
- Uneven terrain
- Foot structure
Ready to jump into plantar fasciitis treatment?
Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis
Are there home-based treatments for Plantar Fasciitis?
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 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:
- Specific exercises
- Lifestyle changes
- Footwear assessment
- Footwear advice
- Dry needling
- Strapping and/or padding
- Weight loss
- 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 Visit Doubleview Podiatry?
At Doubleview Podiatry, we regularly see patients with plantar fasciitis and enjoy providing care to get them back on their feet.
Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team have decades of clinical experience.
Located just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, our clinic is easily accessible for residents of the northern and western suburbs.
We see each patient as the individual they are and adjust our treatments accordingly.
Embrace The Doubleview Edge
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.
Secure Your Podiatry Assessment in City Beach 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.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW