Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Kingswood
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
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
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
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.
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.
With custom-made orthotics, you can experience comfort and support that is uniquely suited to your footwear preferences. These orthotics are crafted to align with the specific needs and contours 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.
Consider opting for a treatment plan that is uniquely crafted for your specific needs – addressing your discomfort, health, and personal objectives. Collaborating with a podiatrist to develop a bespoke exercise rehabilitation plan may provide significant advantages.
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