Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Pascoe Vale

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

Quality plantar fasciitis care is a key service at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic, available to residents in Pascoe Vale and the adjacent areas.

 

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:

  1. Pinpoint the precise cause of your pain
  2. Diminish your pain
  3. Assist you in becoming active again
  4. Supply a sustainable resolution

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 is a significant part of your foot, starting from the heel bone and spanning the arch to the area beneath the toes. You can detect it by flexing your toes and feeling along your foot's arch. Its main functions are to maintain the arch's structure and absorb shock as you walk.

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
  • 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.

Expect to feel pain relief within 1 to 2 weeks following our treatment plan. Post-symptom resolution, we'll establish preventive steps to avoid future recurrence of the issue.

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.

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For Podiatry in Pascoe Vale,  contact us for professional podiatric care on (03) 9993 0461 or book online now.

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