Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Aberfeldie

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Aberfeldie and the adjacent areas.

 

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:

  1. Identify the exact source of your pain
  2. Diminish your pain
  3. Assist you in becoming active again
  4. Supply a sustainable resolution

We're dedicated to ending the impact of plantar fasciitis on your daily activities and ensuring you regain pain-free movement quickly!

What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?

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.

The plantar fascia is a significant part of your foot, starting from the heel bone and spanning the arch to the area beneath the toes. You can detect it by flexing your toes and feeling along your foot's arch. Its main functions are to maintain the arch's structure and absorb shock as you walk.

Plantar fasciitis typically presents as pain in and around the heel that tends to be worse in the morning and after rest. Plantar fasciitis is often very resistant to treatment, therefore a structured, comprehensive treatment plan is paramount in resolving this issue.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Aberfeldie

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
  • Exercises

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:

  • Taping
  • Shoe modifications
  • Shoe inserts (orthotics) - if more aggressive offloading is required.

With our treatment plan, you can expect the pain to start settling in 1 - 2 weeks. Once the symptoms have resolved we will put in place steps to prevent this issue from ever returning.

Should you be struggling with persistent plantar fasciitis, visit us for an in-depth assessment, and we'll begin the process of returning you to your favourite activities.

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For Podiatry in Aberfeldie,  contact us for professional podiatric care on (03) 9993 0461 or book online now.

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