Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Maidstone
For residents of Maidstone 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:
- Pinpoint the precise cause of your pain
- Reduce your pain
- Assist you in becoming active again
- Supply a sustainable resolution
We're dedicated to ending the impact of plantar fasciitis on your daily activities and ensuring you regain pain-free movement quickly!
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What is it?
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.
The plantar fascia is a significant part of your foot, starting from the heel bone and spanning the arch to the area beneath the toes. You can detect it by flexing your toes and feeling along your foot's arch. Its main functions are to maintain the arch's structure and absorb shock as 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.
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.
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.
In case your plantar fasciitis is not improving, schedule a visit for a detailed evaluation, and we’ll work towards restoring your ability to enjoy your preferred activities.