Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Tusmore
Are you experiencing heel discomfort that affects your work, physical activity, and daily activities? Consider the possibility of plantar fasciitis being a contributing factor.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia, a significant tissue band at the foot’s base, stretches from the heel to the toes. It is crucial in forming your foot’s arch, playing a key role in the foot’s comfortable and successful operation. Plantar fasciitis is characterised by the inflammation of this tissue, often resulting in heel discomfort that can become quite intense.
In the Adelaide Heel Pain Clinics, heel discomfort is the most frequently observed condition. Our clinic regularly encounters around 50 cases daily of this heel discomfort, often identified as plantar fasciitis. Despite its common occurrence, it remains a serious concern. Timely attention to this condition is important, as studies indicate that a significant percentage of individuals with plantar fasciitis continue to experience it over several years. Therefore, consulting with a podiatrist promptly is advised for anyone experiencing such discomfort.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
A primary sign of plantar fasciitis is heel pain, often characterised as sharp and located at the foot’s bottom, near the heel. Patients frequently describe this discomfort as most severe in the early morning, as they begin walking after a night’s rest. The pain might also increase after long periods of either sitting or standing. Plantar fasciitis may present other symptoms as well, such as pain in the sole of the foot, limping, swelling in the foot area, and a general tenderness.
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 treat dozens of plantar fasciitis cases every day. We have the experience and resources to help people with their heel pain, no matter the severity or the unique specifics of their case. There’s a reason so many patients come to us with their heel pain. With so many treatment options readily available within our clinic, chances are we’ll be able to build a treatment plan that’s right for you.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Why not get a treatment plan designed entirely for you – your pain, your health, your goals. Working with a podiatrist on a custom exercise rehabilitation plan could offer wonderful benefits.
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