Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Nunawading
Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Nunawading and the adjacent areas.
Don't let plantar fasciitis stop you doing the activities you love!
We offer solutions that are both effective and sustainable for plantar fasciitis.
Our focus is to:
- Pinpoint the precise cause of your pain
- Alleviate your pain
- Assist you in becoming active again
- Provide a long term solution
We aim to halt the effect plantar fasciitis on your life and swiftly restore pain-free mobility!
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.
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.
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.