Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes, becomes strained. The ligament becomes inflamed and causes pain when walking or standing.
As one of Melbourne’s leading injury clinics in the northern suburbs and city; we provide care to those in La Trobe University and surrounding communities.
Before our practitioners can determine the appropriate solution for your specific plantar fasciitis treatment plan, they will thoroughly assess you with standard medical, Orthopedic and special Osteopathic tests.
Plantar fasciitis is most common in middle aged people; however, it can affect anyone, especially those who spend a lot of time on their feet such as athletes.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by strain to the plantar fascia ligament; repeated strain can cause the ligament to tear.
You may be at risk if you:
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is feeling pain when you take your first steps in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Pain may subside after a few steps but increases throughout the day. Pain will also increase after climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time
Your doctor will check your feet and observe you while walking and standing. Your physical activities, past injuries and when the pain occurs are also key factors in diagnosing plantar fasciitis. Your doctor may also choose to take X-Rays to rule out any broken bones.
Our highly skilled practitioners can help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis in many ways, we suggest:
Your doctor may recommend splits or medical treatment, depending on the severity of the strain. If pain persists for 6-12 months you may require surgery.
If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment. Our team of allied health professionals including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists & Podiatrists offer professional care to address the source of your problem and pain.
If you would like more information or have any questions regarding Plantar Fasciitis, please do not hesitate to contact our Melbourne CBD or Reservoir teams on (03) 9470 1010.