Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Brentford Square
For residents of Brentford Square and nearby communities, Melbourne Podiatry Clinic offers comprehensive care for plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis shouldn't prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy!
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
- Assist you in becoming active again
- Supply a sustainable resolution
Our objective is to eliminate the disruption caused by plantar fasciitis in your life and quickly enable you to move without discomfort!
What 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.
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.
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.
With the treatment plan we provide, you'll likely notice a decrease in pain within the first 1 to 2 weeks. We then focus on strategies to prevent the recurrence of the issue once symptoms are resolved.
If you are having plantar fasciitis that isn't resolving, come and see us for a comprehensive assessment and we can start getting you back to the activities you love!