Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Moonee Ponds
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Moonee Ponds community and its neighbours.
Plantar fasciitis shouldn't prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy!
We offer solutions that are both effective and sustainable for plantar fasciitis.
Our focus is to:
- Identify the exact source of your pain
- Alleviate your pain
- Assist you in becoming active again
- Offer a lasting solution
Our goal is to stop plantar fasciitis impacting your life and get you moving again without pain - fast!
What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?
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, 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 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.
Our treatment strategy typically leads to pain reduction within 1 to 2 weeks. After alleviating the symptoms, we implement measures to ensure the problem doesn't recur.
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!