Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Adelaide
Is heel pain impacting your ability to work, exercise, and go about your daily routine? Plantar fasciitis could be to blame.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue along the bottom of the foot, running from the heel right to the toe. It forms the arch of your foot, making it absolutely essential to the successful and comfortable function of your foot. Plantar fasciitis refers to the inflammation of the plantar fascia, and causes heel pain that can become extremely severe.
Heel pain is the single most common injury that we see at the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics. At our specialist clinic alone, we typically see about 50 cases per day of heel pain commonly labelled plantar fasciitis. This condition is clearly extremely common, but that doesn’t make it any less of a serious problem. This nasty condition needs swift treatment, especially since recent studies have shown that 50% of plantar fasciitis sufferers still had it after five years – and more than 45% still had it after ten! Nobody wants to be in pain for the next decade, so seeing a podiatrist as soon as possible is a must.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The primary symptom to indicate plantar fasciitis is, of course, heel pain. The pain commonly associated with this particular condition is typically described as sharp, taking place in the bottom of the foot right near the heel. It is common for patients to describe their pain as worst in the morning, as they take their first few steps after laying down the entire night. Similarly, pain from plantar fasciitis can be worse after sitting or standing for long periods at once. Other common symptoms could include pain in the sole of the foot, limping, swelling, and tenderness.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis develops due to excessive pressure and strain on the plantar fascia itself, causing inflammation and irritation that leads directly to heel pain. At times, this inflammation is a result of strenuous activity, such as sports or hobbies that put stress on the heel bone. This may include dancing, running, or gymnastics. Other factors that could increase the likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis could be weight gain, ageing, pregnancy, spending long hours on your feet, and having flat feet or high arches.
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Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
At Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics, we treat dozens of plantar fasciitis cases every day. We have the experience and resources to help people with their heel pain, no matter the severity or the unique specifics of their case. There’s a reason so many patients come to us with their heel pain. With so many treatment options readily available within our clinic, chances are we’ll be able to build a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Adelaide Heel Pain Clinic proudly offers quality plantar fasciitis treatment to residents of North Adelaide, Eastwood, Parkside, Glenside, Frewville, Fullarton, Dulwich, Toorak Gardens, Malvern, Highgate, Myrtle Bank, Bowden, Brompton, Prospect, Sefton Park, Walkerville & surrounding suburbs.
Radial Shockwave Therapy
With no long-term side effects and zero recovery time needed, radial shockwave therapy is a strong treatment option. We regularly provide shockwave therapy for many different patients to help with heel pain of different types.
Focal Shockwave Therapy
There is only a handful of focal shockwave therapy machines in the country, and only one in South Australia – found right at our clinic. This is one of the most advanced techniques to combat heel pain.
When it comes to releasing tight muscles, dry needling is one of the best-regarded treatment techniques. Using small acupuncture needles, we can target trigger points and help ease muscle pain.
Custom orthotics can bring individualised comfort and support into any shoe you want to wear. With orthotics, you can receive a treatment option built entirely for your foot and your unique needs.
Low-Level Cold Laser
Low-level cold lasers are a less painful alternative to hot lasers. As one of the breakthrough technologies in podiatry treatments, this could be the right option for you.
Why not get a treatment plan designed entirely for you – your pain, your health, your goals. Working with a podiatrist on a custom exercise rehabilitation plan could offer wonderful benefits.
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