The heel pain which just HURTS and stops us having fun.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Do you wake up with heel pain?
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
- Too much or not enough variation in activity
- High impact sport – running / jumping
- Tight calves
- Foot and calf muscle weakness
- Foot mechanics
- Heel spurs
Do not be discouraged and let it linger
Act now While the research supports a combination of therapies, over a single treatment or placebo, there is not, at present, any clear evidence for the choice of one combination of therapies over another in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. A multitude of therapies are available for this condition and ninety percent of patients will improve with one, or a combination, of approaches.
It is important to find which solution is going to work for you.
- Identification of any biomechanical or training factors which may be contributing to your injury.
- If a clear trigger can be identified, such as a sudden increase in high-impact exercise, then decreasing the amount of physical activity will be helpful.
- Daily stretching of the plantar fascia and the calf muscles.
- Ice applied to the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time 2 to 3 times per day.
- Wearing shoes with good arch supports, taping the bottom of the feet or using foot orthotics can also provide the additional foot support needed to retrain natural foot flexibility.
If pain persists, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECST) or steroid injections may be given into the foot to reduce the pain.
GET STARTED and get the SPRING back in your step
All our Physiotherapists enjoy an active lifestyle and can work with you to find a plan which allows you to keep active and find the exercise and treatment options to get you back on track.
You may only need one consultation to set up a home exercise and activity management program or recommendation for orthotic support.
Call Lilyfield Physio on 9810 2203 for more information or to book an appointment to get your recovery underway.