Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Perth – Scarborough
Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain Treatment Perth
Helping to keep you on the move.
Is Plantar Fasciitis Affecting You?
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 thick band of tissue under the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. We use our plantar fascia whenever we take a step, jog, run, or jump. This is because the plantar fascia acts like a flexible force absorber by tightening the foot during take-off.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that may lead to pain in the heels and/or underneath the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia is irritated because the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and therefore works hard to stabilise the body.
While plantar fasciitis is a fairly common condition, the pain it may cause may become chronic if left untreated, making it more difficult to treat. As such, it’s important to treat plantar fasciitis as promptly as possible.
What Can Cause 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
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Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Questions Answered
- Are there plantar fasciitis treatments I can do 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 forms of plantar fasciitis treatments are there?
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:
- 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?
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 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.
You’ll find us just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, making it an easy trip from the northern or western suburbs.
We see each patient as the individual they are and adjust our treatments accordingly.
Experience The Doubleview Difference
If you dream of running, skipping, and jumping like you used to, plantar fasciitis 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 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.
Common Questions Our Clients Ask Us
Since working in podiatry, I have routinely witnessed the benefits that can be achieved through custom orthotic prescription. By combining video footage, pressure analysis, and biomechanical assessment, I have had fantastic results when tailoring customised orthotics as a part of clients rehabilitation programs. Orthotics play a pivotal role in comprehensive treatment programs, helping to adjust biomechanical deficiencies, reduce pain and return to activity. Throughout my life, I have also used orthotics to overcome several of my own foot and lower limb injuries, so understand things from a patient’s perspective.See Daniel's availability