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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Yokine

 

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Yokine

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Is Plantar Fasciitis Affecting You?

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.

Exploring Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

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.

Understanding the Causes of 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
  • Overuse
  • Ageing
  • Obesity

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plantar Fasciitis

Are there home-based treatments for Plantar Fasciitis?
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 plantar fasciitis treatments are available to me?
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

 

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 focus on assisting patients with plantar fasciitis and take pride in providing care to help them get back on their feet.

Dedicated Team

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

Ideal Location

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

Individualised Treatment

We see each patient as the individual they are and adjust our treatments accordingly.

Discover The Doubleview Advantage

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 Yokine 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.