EAST GOSFORD PODIATRY PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATMENT
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.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain at the bottom of the heel or midfoot area. It can affect just one or both feet. This can either be an ache or a stabbing pain that will occur when you are on your feet.
- Sharp or aching pain in the inside bottom part of the heel
- Heel Pain
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Due to the shape of the plantar fascia, tension and stress can happen easily. Small tears occur quite easily and this can cause inflammation or stress.
Plantar Fasciitis Prevention Central Coast
There are definitely ways you can prevent the occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis. The main things you can do is ensure your shoes are supportive, warming up before sport, regularly replace runners, allow recovery time between exercises and maintain a healthy weight.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Central Coast
The specialised podiatrists at East Coast Podiatry have a wealth of experience when it comes to diagnosing and treating Plantar Fasciitis. 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. Initial treatment can include gentle stretching, taping, arch support and heel lifts, weight loss and possibly physiotherapy. Plantar Fasciitis varies from person to person as every foot is unique, so long-term treatments should be performed and recommended by an experienced podiatrist. These different treatments and aids include:
To improve your arch support and reduce the pain that Plantar Fasciitis can cause, our podiatrists can either prescribe off-the-shelf orthotics or fit your foot for some custom orthoses. This will help distribute the pressure the foot more evenly and reduce strain.
Your podiatrist may suggest several different exercises to stretch the plantar fascia to improve strength and stabilisation
Often professional strapping applied by a podiatrist can provide immediate relief and support for the Plantar Fasciitis.
Support Socks and Compression
Compression garments and support socks may offer another layer of support for stabilisation and increase circulation.
Medication, injection therapy and surgery are treatments advised for extremely severe cases of Plantar Fasciitis. Your podiatrist will advise you on the severity of your case and offer advice on what treatment is necessary