Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Doncaster East

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

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

 

Don't let plantar fasciitis hold you back from enjoying your favourite activities!

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

Our focus is to:

  1. Pinpoint the precise cause of your pain
  2. Alleviate your pain
  3. Get you moving again
  4. Offer a lasting solution

Our goal is to stop plantar fasciitis impacting your life and get you moving again without pain - fast!

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition seen by podiatrists. It is estimated that over 1 in 10 people will suffer from plantar fasciitis in their lifetime and is very susceptible to reoccur. It is caused by many factors such as age, overuse, poor flexibility, being overweight and athletic activity.

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 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.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Doncaster East

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 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!

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

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