Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Wayville
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?
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
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
Plantar fasciitis typically arises from an overload of pressure and strain on the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation and discomfort in the heel. Often, this inflammation can stem from intense physical activities that place a burden on the heel, like dancing, running, or gymnastics. Contributing factors to the development of plantar fasciitis might include weight changes, the natural aging process, pregnancy, extended periods of standing, or foot structures 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
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.
Dry needling is highly regarded for its ability to release tight muscles. Through the use of small acupuncture needles, this technique allows us to target trigger points, assisting in the easing of muscle discomfort.
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
In the realm of podiatry treatments, low-level cold lasers present a more comfortable alternative to their hot laser counterparts. This innovative technology could be an appropriate option for your podiatric care.
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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