Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Highgate
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 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 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
The onset of plantar fasciitis is often linked to increased pressure and stress on the plantar fascia, resulting in inflammation and subsequent heel discomfort. Activities that exert considerable stress on the heel, such as sports or engaging hobbies like running, dancing, or gymnastics, can be contributing factors. Additional elements that may heighten the risk of developing plantar fasciitis include changes in body weight, the process of aging, pregnancy, prolonged standing, and having either flat feet or pronounced 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
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
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.
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
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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