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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Woodlands

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Woodlands

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Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

Are you awakened by foot or heel pain every morning? Does standing after sitting bring heel discomfort? If these symptoms sound familiar, you might be dealing with plantar fasciitis, a frequent source of heel pain that can disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, plantar fasciitis treatment is within reach.

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.

Exploring the Origins of Plantar Fasciitis

The causes of plantar fasciitis are multifaceted, involving various factors. Typically, it tends to affect individuals who engage in regular running, jumping, or prolonged standing. Activities that place stress on the heel, such as ballet dancing and aerobic dancing, can also be potential contributors.

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

Are there plantar fasciitis treatments I can do at home?
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?
A variety of plantar fasciitis treatment options are at your disposal. Your podiatrist will evaluate your pain and determine if plantar fasciitis is a potential cause. Together, you will devise a personalised plantar fasciitis treatment plan that suits your needs. The specific treatment form(s) chosen will be influenced by factors such as the character 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 / 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 Book Your Podiatry Appointment at 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.

Experienced Podiatry Team

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

Prime Location

Our clinic is conveniently situated near Scarborough Beach, offering easy accessibility for residents of the northern and western suburbs.

Individualised Treatment

We approach each patient as a unique individual and customise our treatments accordingly.

Embrace The Doubleview Edge

If you yearn to regain your ability to run, skip, and jump like you once did, plantar fasciitis treatment may hold the solution. With our team’s wealth of experience and strong commitment to our mission, that day may be closer than you imagine.

Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment in Woodlands 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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Areas We Serve

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