Tooronga Podiatry

Plantar Fasciitis

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Are you finding it difficult to take those first steps in the morning due to stabbing heel pain? You might be dealing with plantar fasciitis – a common foot condition that can significantly impact your daily activities. But worry not! At Tooronga Podiatry, we understand the discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis, and our expert podiatrists are here to provide effective relief and treatment. Serving patients in Malvern and surrounding areas, including Stonnington, Chadstone, Kooyong, and neighbouring suburbs, we are your dedicated partners in foot health and comfort.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue, known as the plantar fascia, that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflamed or irritated. This condition typically leads to stabbing or burning pain in the heel, especially during the first steps after waking up in the morning or after long periods of rest. Plantar fasciitis is a common issue, particularly among athletes, individuals who spend long hours on their feet, and those with certain foot arch types.

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Causes and Risk Factors

Various factors contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. Overuse or repetitive stress on the feet, such as excessive walking, running, or standing, can strain the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation. Other risk factors include obesity, tight calf muscles, flat feet or high arches, and improper footwear that lacks adequate arch support. As plantar fasciitis progresses, the pain can intensify and affect your overall foot function, potentially limiting your mobility and lifestyle.

Signs and Symptoms

Recognising the signs of plantar fasciitis is vital for seeking timely treatment. The primary symptom is “sharp heel pain,” especially during the initial steps in the morning or after resting. The pain may gradually subside during the day but may return after prolonged periods of standing or walking. “Swelling” and “tenderness” in the heel area may also be present. Ignoring these symptoms can worsen the condition, so it’s essential to seek professional podiatry care

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Plantar Fasciitis Relief and Treatment Options

At Tooronga Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists are dedicated to providing effective relief and treatment for plantar fasciitis. We offer a comprehensive approach to address the root cause of your foot pain and help you get back on your feet. Our treatment options include:

  1. Custom Orthotics: We design and provide “custom-made orthotic devices” tailored to your unique foot structure and needs. These orthotics provide proper arch support and alignment, reducing stress on the plantar fascia and promoting healing.

  2. Stretching and Strengthening Exercises: Our podiatrists will recommend specific “stretching and strengthening exercises” to improve the flexibility and strength of the foot and calf muscles, which can alleviate plantar fasciitis symptoms.

  3. Footwear Recommendations: We will guide you on choosing appropriate footwear with “proper arch support” to reduce strain on the plantar fascia and improve overall foot comfort.

  4. Anti-inflammatory Treatments: In some cases, “anti-inflammatory medications” or “corticosteroid injections” may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief.

Preventive Measures and Lifestyle Recommendations

“Preventing plantar fasciitis” from recurring is essential for long-term foot health. Our podiatrists will provide practical lifestyle recommendations to minimise the risk of recurrence. These may include wearing supportive footwear, avoiding excessive high-impact activities, maintaining a healthy weight, and incorporating “foot stretches” into your daily routine.

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At Tooronga Podiatry, we are committed to providing “expert podiatry care for plantar fasciitis.” Our experienced team will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. We understand the impact of foot pain on your daily life and are dedicated to helping you find relief and regain your mobility.

Take the First Step Towards Pain-Free Feet

Don’t let plantar fasciitis keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. If “heel pain” is cramping your style, “contact Tooronga Podiatry today to schedule an appointment.” Our compassionate team is here to support you on your journey to healthy, pain-free feet. Let us be your partners in foot health and well-being.

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This information is only a guide and should not be used as substitute for assessment and treatment by a health professional. If you have any issues relating to your foot health you should consult with your GP or contact us at Tooronga Podiatry.Β