What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Are you experiencing foot pain or Plantar Fasciitis symptoms?
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that causes symptoms such as pain in the heel, due to issues occurring in the plantar fascia. It is an extremely common health condition. Over time, wear and tear or injury can cause damage to the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. Its primary function is a shock absorber and provides support to the arch of your foot. Experiencing too much pressure on your feet makes the plantar fascia become inflamed or stiff and increase foot pain.
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
There are several common symptoms and indicators that could help you determine whether you have Plantar Fasciitis. Common symptoms include:
- Sharp or aching pain in the inside bottom part of the heel
- Heel Pain
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should see a local podiatrist determine and diagnose your issue, and then provide treatment.
Can I Prevent Plantar Fasciitis?
There are a few things you can do to improve your overall foot health and prevent the occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis. The main things you can do is ensure your shoes are supportive, warming up before sport, regularly replacing runners, allowing recovery time between exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. Your podiatrist will be able to advise you on the best options for you and specific products.
Some More Likely To Experience Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
Depending on the arch of your foot and heel, you could be more prone to developing Plantar Fasciitis, as this is where it occurs. If you are on your feet for long periods of time or are an athlete, you could also be at a higher risk. This is where preventative measures are key, as they can help your overall foot health and prevent Plantar Fasciitis.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
Depending on your case, your podiatrist will offer tailored treatment to your case. We believe that treatment for Plantar Fasciitis often involves several different approaches to rehabilitate and prevent Plantar Fasciitis. Immediate treatment can provide swift relief for symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, but a podiatrist should be seen as soon as possible to recommend a long term treatment plan. Every person is unique, and therefore everyone’s feet are too. That’s we recommend that treatment be advised and performed by an experienced podiatrist only to give you the best chance and rehabilitation. Different treatments include:
- Support Socks
- Compression Garments
- Medical Intervention
- Injection Therapy
When To See A Podiatrist
As soon as you experience pain or prolonged paid over the period of a week or two, book an appointment with your local podiatrist to get your foot examined. The earlier you see a podiatrist the better, as he longer you leave the condition untreated, the worse it can get and the more extreme treatment methods become.
East Gosford Podiatry
Here at East Gosford Podiatry on the Central Coast, we have a team of highly skilled podiatrists with vast knowledge on treatment options that can help diagnose and treat Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is a very common condition that can cause the individual quite a lot of pain, so implementing preventative measures or effective treatments can help ease the pain and increase the quality of life.
East Gosford Podiatry is very active in the Central Coast Community and surrounding suburbs including Wyoming, Gosford, Terrigal, Green point and Erina. We are passionate about providing comprehensive podiatry care and individually assessing and tailoring treatments to have all our patient’s pain-free and functioning.