Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Oak Park

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

Melbourne Podiatry Clinic proudly offers quality care for plantar fasciitis to local Oak Park residents and surrounding communities.

 

Plantar fasciitis shouldn't prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy!

We provide effective, long-lasting solutions for plantar fasciitis no matter what the cause.

Our focus is to:

  1. Identify the exact source of your pain
  2. Alleviate your pain
  3. Assist you in becoming active again
  4. Offer a lasting solution

We aim to halt the effect plantar fasciitis on your life and swiftly restore pain-free mobility!

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.

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.

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 Oak Park

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 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.

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 Oak Park,  contact us for professional podiatric care on (03) 9993 0461 or book online now.

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