Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Airport West

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Airport West community and its neighbours.

 

Don't let plantar fasciitis stop you doing the activities you love!

We offer solutions that are both effective and sustainable for plantar fasciitis.

Our focus is to:

  1. Identify the exact source of your pain
  2. Alleviate your pain
  3. Help you regain mobility
  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 frequently encountered by podiatrists and is a prevalent condition. It's believed that more than one in ten individuals will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives, with a high likelihood of recurrence. Contributing factors include age, excessive use, limited flexibility, excess weight, and sports activities.

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.

Pain in and around the heel, especially worsening in the morning or after resting, is a common sign of plantar fasciitis. Given its tendency to be treatment-resistant, a carefully planned and extensive treatment regimen is vital to overcome this condition.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Airport West

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.

Expect to feel pain relief within 1 to 2 weeks following our treatment plan. Post-symptom resolution, we'll establish preventive steps to avoid future recurrence of the issue.

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 Airport West,  contact us for professional podiatric care on (03) 9993 0461 or book online now.

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