Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Eastwood
Are you experiencing heel discomfort that affects your work, physical activity, and daily activities? Consider the possibility of plantar fasciitis being a contributing factor.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia, a significant tissue band at the foot’s base, stretches from the heel to the toes. It is crucial in forming your foot’s arch, playing a key role in the foot’s comfortable and successful operation. Plantar fasciitis is characterised by the inflammation of this tissue, often resulting in heel discomfort that can become quite intense.
In the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics, heel discomfort is the most frequently observed condition. Our clinic regularly encounters around 50 cases daily of this heel discomfort, often identified as plantar fasciitis. Despite its common occurrence, it remains a serious concern. Timely attention to this condition is important, as studies indicate that a significant percentage of individuals with plantar fasciitis continue to experience it over several years. Therefore, consulting with a podiatrist promptly is advised for anyone experiencing such discomfort.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The most noticeable sign of plantar fasciitis is usually heel discomfort. This pain, often linked with the condition, is frequently sharp and located at the bottom of the foot, close to the heel. Many patients report that their discomfort is most intense during the morning when they first walk after resting overnight. Likewise, this discomfort can intensify after prolonged periods of sitting or standing. Additional typical signs of plantar fasciitis might be discomfort in the sole of the foot, a tendency to limp, swelling, and sensitivity in the affected area.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis typically arises from an overload of pressure and strain on the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation and discomfort in the heel. Often, this inflammation can stem from intense physical activities that place a burden on the heel, like dancing, running, or gymnastics. Contributing factors to the development of plantar fasciitis might include weight changes, the natural aging process, pregnancy, extended periods of standing, or foot structures 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
Our clinic in South Australia is unique in housing one of the few focal shockwave therapy machines in the country. This technique is considered to be at the forefront of approaches for addressing 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.
Tailored orthotics are designed to provide individual comfort and support, suitable for any type of footwear. They offer a customised approach, taking into account the specific needs and structure of your foot.
Low-Level Cold Laser
Low-level cold lasers offer a less discomforting alternative compared to hot lasers. Regarded as one of the innovative technologies in podiatry care, this might be a suitable choice for your needs.
How about a tailored treatment plan that focuses on your unique pain, health, and goals? Engaging with a podiatrist to create a personalised exercise rehabilitation plan could yield considerable benefits.
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