Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Vermont South

plantar fasciitis treatment melbourne

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

 

Don't let plantar fasciitis hold you back from enjoying your favourite activities!

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

Our focus is to:

  1. Understand exactly what is causing your pain
  2. Reduce your pain
  3. Help you regain mobility
  4. Provide a long term solution

We're dedicated to ending the impact of plantar fasciitis on your daily activities and ensuring you regain pain-free movement quickly!

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is frequently encountered by podiatrists and is a prevalent condition. It's believed that more than one in ten individuals will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives, with a high likelihood of recurrence. Contributing factors include age, excessive use, limited flexibility, excess weight, and sports activities.

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.

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!

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

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