Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Donvale
Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Donvale and the adjacent areas.
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:
- Pinpoint the precise cause of your pain
- Alleviate your pain
- Assist you in becoming active again
- Provide a long term solution
We're dedicated to ending the impact of plantar fasciitis on your daily activities and ensuring you regain pain-free movement quickly!
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, a key element of your foot, connects the heel bone to the base of your toes, running across the foot's arch. When you curl your toes and touch your foot's arch, you can notice this structure. It's essential for upholding the arch's shape and cushioning your steps.
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.
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 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!