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Experiencing Plantar Fasciitis?
Do you experience foot pain upon waking up in the morning? Is there aching in your heels when you stand after sitting? If these symptoms resonate with you, it’s possible you’re experiencing plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain that can disrupt your daily routine. The good news is that there are treatment options available.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment May Be Beneficial
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.
What Can Cause 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
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Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis
Are there home-based treatments for Plantar Fasciitis?
In certain instances, you may be able to address the discomfort arising from plantar fasciitis in the comfort of your home. Potential home treatments include:
- Rest— Reducing physical activity and moving less, while still maintaining some level of activity, is crucial for recovery.
- Ice— Applying ice to your heel (indirectly, using a washcloth or towel) for 20 minutes, four times a day, can help alleviate pain.
- Massage— Pre-exercise foot massage, combined with ice therapy, may offer relief.
- Medication— Over-the-counter pain relievers may be effective, but be sure to follow the recommended dosage. If you have other medical conditions or are taking other medications, consult your doctor before starting any new treatment.
- Footwear Adjustment— Ill-fitting shoes can contribute to or worsen plantar fasciitis. Consider wearing shoes with proper arch support, heel support, and cushioning. You may also consider using padding or inserts.
- Night Splints— Wearing splints at night can keep your foot in the correct position 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:
- 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
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.
Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team have decades of clinical experience.
You’ll find us just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, making it an easy trip from the northern or western suburbs.
We recognise each patient’s unique needs and tailor our treatments accordingly.
Experience The Doubleview Difference
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.
Secure Your Podiatry Assessment in Trigg 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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