Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Dulwich
Heel discomfort can significantly impact your work life, exercise habits, and daily routines. Plantar fasciitis is one condition that might be contributing to this issue.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
At the bottom of the foot lies the plantar fascia, a substantial band of tissue extending from the heel to the toes, pivotal in shaping the foot’s arch and vital for foot functionality and comfort. Inflammation of this tissue, known as plantar fasciitis, often leads to heel discomfort, which can be quite severe.
The most frequently encountered issue at the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics is this type of heel discomfort. Our clinic sees a daily average of 50 instances of heel discomfort, typically associated with plantar fasciitis. The prevalence of this condition doesn’t lessen its severity. Early management is crucial, especially considering research findings that many individuals with plantar fasciitis experience prolonged discomfort. Early consultation with a podiatrist is highly recommended for effective management.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
A primary sign of plantar fasciitis is heel pain, often characterised as sharp and located at the foot’s bottom, near the heel. Patients frequently describe this discomfort as most severe in the early morning, as they begin walking after a night’s rest. The pain might also increase after long periods of either sitting or standing. Plantar fasciitis may present other symptoms as well, such as pain in the sole of the foot, limping, swelling in the foot area, and a general tenderness.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis
Excessive strain and pressure on the plantar fascia is a common cause of plantar fasciitis, which leads to inflammation and heel discomfort. This condition can often be triggered by physically demanding activities that stress the heel, including sports like running, dancing, or gymnastics. Other contributing factors to plantar fasciitis might be weight fluctuations, aging, being pregnant, spending extended durations on one’s feet, and possessing foot characteristics such as flat feet or high arches.
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Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
At Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics, we see a wide range of plantar fasciitis cases each day, offering support to those dealing with heel discomfort. Our clinic is well-prepared with the experience and facilities needed to assist in managing heel discomfort, catering to a variety of severities and specific case requirements. Our ability to provide a diverse selection of treatment options means that we can develop a personalised treatment strategy to suit your individual circumstances.
Radial Shockwave Therapy
Offering radial shockwave therapy, which comes without long-term side effects and eliminates the need for recovery time, is an important option in our treatment repertoire. This therapy is commonly applied to assist patients with various kinds of heel pain.
Focal Shockwave Therapy
In Australia, focal shockwave therapy machines are quite rare, with only a select few available, and our clinic in South Australia is proud to house one of these machines. This method is recognised as one of the more advanced approaches to managing heel discomfort.
Dry needling is highly regarded for its ability to release tight muscles. Through the use of small acupuncture needles, this technique allows us to target trigger points, assisting in the easing of muscle discomfort.
Custom orthotics offer personalised comfort and support, adaptable to any shoe you choose to wear. These orthotics provide an approach tailored specifically to your foot and individual requirements.
Low-Level Cold Laser
In the realm of podiatry treatments, low-level cold lasers present a more comfortable alternative to their hot laser counterparts. This innovative technology could be an appropriate option for your podiatric care.
Why not explore a treatment strategy that’s completely customised to your individual pain, health, and aspirations? Partnering with a podiatrist to formulate a custom exercise rehabilitation plan might bring substantial benefits.
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