Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Manningham
Heel discomfort can significantly impact your work life, exercise habits, and daily routines. Plantar fasciitis is one condition that might be contributing to this issue.
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
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
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
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
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.
Among the techniques for relaxing tight muscles, dry needling stands out. By employing acupuncture needles, this method focuses on trigger points to aid in reducing 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 are a less painful alternative to hot lasers. As one of the breakthrough technologies in podiatry treatments, this could be the right option for you.
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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