Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Cheltenham

plantar fasciitis Cheltenham

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament which attaches to your heel from the ball of the foot. This condition is commonly caused by abnormal stress along your plantar fascia at its attachment to the heel bone. Abnormal stress is often caused by your foot excessively rolling in at the ankle, a condition known as pronation. Wearing poor-fitting shoes, exercise-induced injuries and being overweight can all contribute to plantar fascia.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

In this condition, you will feel tenderness on the inside of your heel, which will be especially prominent in the morning when you first get out of bed. You will be struck by a sharp pain in your heel or arch. You may also experience pain when you get up after periods of rest.

Who gets plantar fasciitis?

Cheltenham plantar fasciitis

How do you treat plantar fasciitis?

Melbourne podiatrist will assess your feet and identify the cause of your heel pain before recommending a course of plantar fasciitis treatment. An ultrasound or x-ray may be requested to quantify diagnosis. As plantar fasciitis is predominantly caused by over pronation of the foot, a treatment plan to control this motion will be implemented. This may include orthotics, exercises and shockwave therapy. This may include stretching, massage and orthotic therapy. In the short term, radial shockwave therapy may also be recommended to provide immediate relief from your pain. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a chronic and debilitating ailment that may eventually require cortisone injections or surgery. It may also cause your heel bone to develop a bony growth known as a heel spur, which develops as your body attempts to repair the damage to your plantar fascia.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Cheltenham 

We understand that plantar fasciitis can cause you a great deal of distress, especially because your foot doesn’t ‘look’ like it is injured. However, our Cheltenham podiatrists are trained to diagnose this condition and to implement a regime of care to help you recover from your heel pain and get you back on your feet.

If you would like more information, please call our Brunswick Foot Clinic on (03) 9387 8555 or Sandringham Foot Clinic (03) 9555 6555 or click below to book online.


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