When the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes becomes strained, this can create real pain and difficulty when walking or standing. To determine the appropriate solution for your treatment plan, book a medical assessment with one of our highly-qualified Orthopedic practitioners today.
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.
For more information on how Podiatry can help you, or to book an appointment at our Doreen and Reservoir locations, contact us on (03) 9442 2912
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Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Reservoir
663 Plenty Rd, Reservoir VIC 3073
Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Doreen
Level 1, 107/95 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754