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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Karrinyup

 

Helping Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in Karrinyup

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Dealing with 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.

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.

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

Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis: Can You Manage It 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?
There are many forms of plantar fasciitis treatment available. Your podiatrist will assess your pain and determine whether it may be caused by plantar fasciitis. They will then work with you to come up with a plantar fasciitis treatment plan that may work best for you. The form or forms they choose for you will depend on a number of factors including the type of pain you feel, how long it has been present, and the severity of the pain.

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?

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 Book Your Podiatry Appointment at 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.

Dedicated Team

Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team bring decades of clinical experience to the table.

Convenient Location

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

Secure Your Podiatry Assessment 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

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