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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Woodlands

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Woodlands

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Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

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, 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.

Factors Contributing to Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition influenced by various factors. It often affects individuals who engage in frequent running, jumping, or extended periods of standing. Activities that place strain on the heel, like ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, may also be contributing factors.

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 treatments can I access? What treatments might be right for my plantar fasciitis?
A wide range of plantar fasciitis treatments is at your disposal. After assessing your pain, your podiatrist will determine whether plantar fasciitis may be the cause. They will collaborate with you to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. The specific treatment form or forms chosen will depend on various factors, including the nature of your pain, its duration, and its intensity.

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 Visit Doubleview Podiatry?

At Doubleview Podiatry, we regularly see patients with plantar fasciitis and enjoy providing care to get them back on their feet.

Experienced Podiatrists

Owner and principal podiatrist Stephen and his team have decades of clinical experience.

Convenient Clinic Location

Located just a stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach, our clinic is easily accessible for residents of the northern and western suburbs.

Personalised Care

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

Experience The Doubleview Difference

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.

Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment in Woodlands Today

Overlooking plantar fasciitis might compel you to modify your mobility, possibly resulting in discomfort or complications not only in your feet but also in your knees, hips, and back. At Doubleview Podiatry, our proficient team focuses on diverse plantar fasciitis treatment options, ensuring you have the best shot at a speedy return to your normal routine. Take action now and schedule your plantar fasciitis treatment appointment online today.


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Areas We Serve

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