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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Innaloo

 

Helping Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in Innaloo

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Experiencing 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 Help

The plantar fascia is a dense band of tissue beneath the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. Whenever we walk, jog, run, or leap, our plantar fascia is actively engaged, serving as a flexible shock absorber by tightening during takeoff. Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition that can result in discomfort in the heels or the bottom of the foot. It develops when the plantar fascia becomes irritated due to its role in supporting the foot’s arch and providing stability. Although plantar fasciitis is a commonly encountered issue, ignoring the pain it causes can lead to become chronic, making treatment more challenging. Therefore, addressing plantar fasciitis when you first experience symptoms is crucial.

Understanding the Causes 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

Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis: Can You Manage It 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 treatments can I access? What treatments might be right for my plantar fasciitis?
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 Choose 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.

Experienced Podiatrists

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

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.

Individualised Treatment

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

Discover The Doubleview Advantage

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 Innaloo 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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