Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Burwood
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic proudly offers quality care for plantar fasciitis to local Burwood residents and surrounding communities.
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
- Alleviate your pain
- Get you moving again
- Offer a lasting solution
Our goal is to stop plantar fasciitis impacting your life and get you moving again without pain - fast!
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.
The plantar fascia, attaching to the heel bone and extending along the foot's arch to the toes, is a vital component of your foot's anatomy. This can be felt as a band under your foot's arch when you flex your toes. It plays a crucial role in supporting the arch's structure and absorbing shock during walking.
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.
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.
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.