Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Maribyrnong

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Maribyrnong and the adjacent areas.

 

Don't let plantar fasciitis hold you back from enjoying your favourite activities!

Our treatments offer lasting relief for plantar fasciitis, regardless of its origin.

Our focus is to:

  1. Understand exactly what is causing your pain
  2. Lessen your discomfort
  3. Get you moving again
  4. Provide a long term solution

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 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.

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.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Maribyrnong

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.

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!

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

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