Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Forest Hill
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Forest Hill community and its neighbours.
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:
- Understand exactly what is causing your pain
- Alleviate your pain
- Help you regain mobility
- Provide a long term solution
We aim to halt the effect plantar fasciitis on your life and swiftly restore pain-free mobility!
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 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.
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!