Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Doncaster East
Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Doncaster East and the adjacent areas.
Plantar fasciitis shouldn't prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy!
We provide effective, long-lasting solutions for plantar fasciitis no matter what the cause.
Our focus is to:
- Understand exactly what is causing your pain
- Diminish your pain
- Get you moving 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!
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What is it?
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, 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.
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!