Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Perth
Waking up to sole pain or experiencing heel aches after sitting can be signs of plantar fasciitis, a common source of discomfort in the heels. At Doubleview Podiatry, we understand the impact of this condition and provide effective treatment options.
What Are The Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis?
Some symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
- Discomfort beneath the heel
- Aching on the foot’s underside
- Discomfort that starts upon waking and lessens as the day progresses
- Discomfort after a period of sitting or reclining
- Discomfort that intensifies towards the day’s end
- Sensation akin to stepping on a tiny stone under the heel while walking
Plantar Fasciitis Explained
The plantar fascia, a substantial tissue strip beneath the foot, links the heel bone to the toes. It’s essential in our daily movements, such as walking, jogging, running, or jumping, because it functions as a dynamic shock absorber, contracting during the propulsion phase of a step.
Plantar fasciitis, often presenting as heel or underfoot pain, is a prevalent condition. It arises when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, largely due to its critical role in supporting the foot’s arch and maintaining body stability.
If not addressed promptly, plantar fasciitis can lead to persistent pain, complicating its treatment. Therefore, early intervention is key to managing and alleviating the discomfort associated with this condition.
What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis occurs for various factors. Commonly, individuals who engage in regular running or jumping, or those who spend extensive periods standing, are prone to developing heel pain. Activities that exert pressure on the heel, including ballet and aerobic dancing, can also play a role in its onset.
Other possible causes of plantar fasciitis include:
- Ill-fitting footwear
- Weak stabilising muscles
- Uneven terrain
- Foot structure
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Treating plantar fasciitis can be a significant step towards regaining comfort and mobility in your daily life.
Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Questions Answered
Explore comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions about plantar fasciitis treatment, helping you understand your options and what to expect during the healing process.
What are the available treatment options for heel pain?
A variety of treatments for plantar fasciitis exist. Your podiatrist will evaluate your discomfort to confirm if it’s related to plantar fasciitis and will collaborate with you to develop a non invasive treatment strategy. The chosen approach will be based on several considerations, such as the nature of your pain, its duration, and intensity.
Potential treatments for plantar fasciitis include:
- Custom-made orthotic devices
- Night splints
- Tailored exercise routines
- Regular stretching exercises
- Modifications in daily activities
- Analysis of your current footwear
- Recommendations for appropriate shoes
- Dry needling techniques
- Taping or padding for support
- Strategies for weight management
- Prescription of pain-relieving medication
- Injections to reduce inflammation
- Addressing any contributing systemic health issues
What’s the quickest way to heal plantar fasciitis?
One of the most effective remedies for plantar fasciitis involves targeted stretching, particularly calf muscles, the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. Our team can demonstrate specific stretches that you can perform regularly at home. These stretches, coupled with exercises to fortify the lower leg muscles, can aid in stabilising your ankle and alleviating symptoms.
Why Doubleview Podiatry?
At Doubleview Podiatry, treating patients with plantar fasciitis is a frequent part of our practice, and we take great satisfaction in helping them regain their mobility and comfort.
Led by Stephen, our owner and chief podiatrist, our team boasts years of clinical expertise in podiatry.
Located in Perth, our clinic is easily accessible from the northern and western suburbs.
We understand that each patient is unique. We tailor our treatments to meet the specific needs of each individual.
Experience The Doubleview Difference
If you dream of running, skipping, and jumping like you used to, our heel pain treatment may help you get there. Thanks to our experienced team and commitment to what we do, that day might just be closer than you think.
Dive Into Doubleview Podiatry Today
Ignoring plantar fasciitis may lead you to change the way you move, which in turn may lead to sharp 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 book, online today.
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Our clinic is situated at 166 Brighton Road, Perth.
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