Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Myrtle Bank
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
Heel discomfort is the key indicator of plantar fasciitis. This pain is often sharp and situated near the heel, at the foot’s bottom. It’s common for those affected to experience the most discomfort in the morning with their initial steps after a night’s rest. The pain associated with plantar fasciitis might also worsen following extended periods of sitting or standing. Other usual symptoms include soreness in the foot’s sole, limping, swelling in the foot, and a tender feeling in the affected region.
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
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.
When it comes to releasing tight muscles, dry needling is one of the best-regarded treatment techniques. Using small acupuncture needles, we can target trigger points and help ease muscle pain.
Tailored orthotics are designed to provide individual comfort and support, suitable for any type of footwear. They offer a customised approach, taking into account the specific needs and structure 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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