Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Heathpool
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 dense tissue strip running along the foot’s underside, from heel to toe, essential for forming the foot’s arch and ensuring its optimal functionality and comfort. When this tissue becomes inflamed, a condition known as plantar fasciitis, it often leads to significant heel discomfort.
Heel pain, particularly plantar fasciitis, is the most commonly seen issue at the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics, with our clinic encountering about 50 such cases each day. Its frequent occurrence underscores the importance of addressing it seriously. Prompt intervention is suggested, as research shows that many individuals with plantar fasciitis continue to experience symptoms for several years. Seeking early podiatric advice is advisable for managing such discomfort effectively.
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 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
Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics handles numerous plantar fasciitis cases on a daily basis. Our clinic is equipped with the necessary experience and resources to assist individuals experiencing heel discomfort, regardless of the case’s severity or distinct details. The reason for the high number of patients seeking our assistance for heel pain is our array of treatment possibilities. We focus on creating a treatment approach tailored to each individual’s needs.
Radial Shockwave Therapy
Radial shockwave therapy, known for not requiring recovery time and having no long-term side effects, is a notable treatment choice. We frequently administer shockwave therapy to a diverse range of patients to assist with various types of heel discomfort.
Focal Shockwave Therapy
Among the limited number of focal shockwave therapy machines in Australia, our South Australian clinic is notable for possessing one. This advanced technique is utilised in the management of 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.
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
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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