Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Linden Park
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 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
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
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
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
The use of radial shockwave therapy, characterised by its lack of long-term side effects and the absence of a recovery period, stands out as a significant treatment alternative. This therapy is often utilised in our practice to aid individuals experiencing different forms 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.
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 can bring individualised comfort and support into any shoe you want to wear. With orthotics, you can receive a treatment option built entirely for your foot and your unique needs.
Low-Level Cold Laser
The use of low-level cold lasers provides an option with reduced discomfort when compared to hot lasers. This method is considered a significant advancement in podiatric treatments, potentially aligning well with your requirements.
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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