Plantar Fasciitis Treatment St Peters
If heel discomfort is hindering your work performance, exercise routine, and daily tasks, it may be worth looking into plantar fasciitis as a potential cause.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
At the bottom of the foot lies the plantar fascia, a substantial band of tissue extending from the heel to the toes, pivotal in shaping the foot’s arch and vital for foot functionality and comfort. Inflammation of this tissue, known as plantar fasciitis, often leads to heel discomfort, which can be quite severe.
The most frequently encountered issue at the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics is this type of heel discomfort. Our clinic sees a daily average of 50 instances of heel discomfort, typically associated with plantar fasciitis. The prevalence of this condition doesn’t lessen its severity. Early management is crucial, especially considering research findings that many individuals with plantar fasciitis experience prolonged discomfort. Early consultation with a podiatrist is highly recommended for effective management.
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
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
With no long-term side effects and zero recovery time needed, radial shockwave therapy is a strong treatment option. We regularly provide shockwave therapy for many different patients to help with heel pain of different types.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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