Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Moreland
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Moreland community and its neighbours.
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:
- Identify the exact source of your pain
- Reduce your pain
- Help you regain mobility
- Offer a lasting 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 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.
Your plantar fascia is an important structure that attaches at the heel bone and runs along the arch to insert under the toes. You can feel it when you flex your toes and run your hand along the arch of your foot. It is a very important structure that maintains the integrity of the arch and provides shock absorption when 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.
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 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!