Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Glenunga
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 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
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
Each day, Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics deals with a significant number of plantar fasciitis cases, offering assistance to people facing heel pain challenges. Our clinic is backed by extensive experience and a variety of resources, allowing us to cater to different levels of heel discomfort and various specific case details. The influx of patients seeking our help for heel pain reflects our capability to offer a broad spectrum of treatment choices, enabling us to formulate a customised treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs.
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
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.
The use of dry needling is considered a notable approach for relieving muscle tightness. Utilising fine acupuncture needles, it targets trigger points, which can be helpful in alleviating 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.
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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