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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Wembley Downs

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Wembley Downs

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Dealing with 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.

Exploring Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

The plantar fascia, a robust tissue band beneath the foot, connects the heel bone to the toes. Our plantar fascia is constantly at work when we take steps, jog, run, or jump, acting as a flexible shock absorber by tightening during take-off. Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition that can result in pain in the heels or the underside of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia becomes irritated due to its role in supporting the foot’s arch and providing stability. Although plantar fasciitis is a common ailment, neglecting the pain it causes can lead to chronicity, complicating the treatment process. Therefore, it’s essential to address plantar fasciitis when you are experiencing any ongoing symptoms.

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
  • Overuse
  • Ageing
  • Obesity

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis

Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis: Can You Manage It at Home?
Wondering if you can manage plantar fasciitis at home? In some cases, you may find relief from the pain associated with this condition by trying the following treatments:

  • Rest— Slowing down and reducing your activity levels while still staying moderately active is crucial for recovery.
  • Ice— Applying ice to your heel (using a washcloth or towel as a barrier) for 20 minutes, four times a day, can help alleviate pain.
  • Massage— Massaging your foot before exercise, in combination with ice therapy, may provide relief.
  • Medication— Over-the-counter pain relievers can 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— Poorly fitting shoes can contribute to or worsen 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 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:

  • 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 / heel pain? What are the signs and 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 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 have decades of clinical experience.

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.

Tailored Care

We view each patient as an individual and adapt our treatments to suit their specific needs.

Explore The Doubleview Distinction

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 Wembley Downs Today

Disregarding plantar fasciitis may force you to alter your movements, potentially causing pain or issues in your knees, hips, back, and, of course, your feet. At Doubleview Podiatry, our experienced team is well-versed in various plantar fasciitis treatment methods, increasing your likelihood of returning to your regular activities sooner rather than later. To initiate your plantar fasciitis treatment journey, make an online appointment today.


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Areas We Serve

Our clinic is situated at 166 Brighton Road, Scarborough, Perth WA. To find us: Get Direction Here.