Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Aberfeldie
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Aberfeldie community and its neighbours.
Don't let plantar fasciitis stop you doing the activities you love!
Our treatments offer lasting relief for plantar fasciitis, regardless of its origin.
Our focus is to:
- Understand exactly what is causing your pain
- Lessen your discomfort
- Help you regain mobility
- Provide a long term solution
Our goal is to stop plantar fasciitis impacting your life and get you moving again without pain - fast!
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What is it?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition podiatrists often see and is widely prevalent. Statistics suggest that more than one out of every ten people may experience plantar fasciitis in their lifetime, with a high chance of it recurring. Various factors contribute to its onset, including ageing, overuse, insufficient flexibility, being overweight, and participating in sports.
Your plantar fascia is an important structure that attaches at the heel bone and runs along the arch to insert under the toes. You can feel it when you flex your toes and run your hand along the arch of your foot. It is a very important structure that maintains the integrity of the arch and provides shock absorption when you walk.
Plantar fasciitis usually manifests as heel pain, which is often more intense in the morning or after periods of rest. Due to its resistance to many treatments, a well-organised and thorough treatment strategy is essential for addressing this problem.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic we deal with many cases of plantar fasciitis on a daily basis and we have a proven track record in providing long-term relief.
Our treatment involves two important steps:
Encourage Tissue Repair:
- Shockwave therapy - is a proven treatment option and helps fast-track the natural repair process (see video below)
- Soft tissue modalities
- Dry needling
Removing the stress - it is key to reduce the stress from the plantar fascia to allow it to heal. We use a combination of targeted offloading techniques including:
- Shoe modifications
- Shoe inserts (orthotics) - if more aggressive offloading is required.
Our treatment strategy typically leads to pain reduction within 1 to 2 weeks. After alleviating the symptoms, we implement measures to ensure the problem doesn't recur.
If your plantar fasciitis symptoms continue without improvement, come in for a thorough examination, and let’s work on getting you back to the activities you enjoy!