Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Fawkner

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

For residents of Fawkner and nearby communities, Melbourne Podiatry Clinic offers comprehensive  care for plantar fasciitis.

 

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:

  1. Identify the exact source of your pain
  2. Reduce your pain
  3. Help you regain mobility
  4. Offer a lasting solution

We aim to halt the effect plantar fasciitis on your life and swiftly restore pain-free mobility!

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What is it?

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.

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 Fawkner

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 our treatment plan, you can expect the pain to start settling in 1 - 2 weeks. Once the symptoms have resolved we will put in place steps to prevent this issue from ever returning.

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.

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

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