Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Oak Park
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, we're dedicated to providing effective care for plantar fasciitis to the Oak Park community and its neighbours.
Don't let plantar fasciitis hold you back from enjoying your favourite activities!
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
- Supply a sustainable resolution
Our goal is to stop plantar fasciitis impacting your life and get you moving again without pain - fast!
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What is it?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition podiatrists often see and is widely prevalent. Statistics suggest that more than one out of every ten people may experience plantar fasciitis in their lifetime, with a high chance of it recurring. Various factors contribute to its onset, including ageing, overuse, insufficient flexibility, being overweight, and participating in sports.
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.
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 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.
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.