Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Brunswick West
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Brunswick 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:
- Identify the exact source of your pain
- Lessen your discomfort
- Help you regain mobility
- 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 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 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.
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 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!