Plantar Fasciitis

Our practice provides care for sufferers of plantar fasciitis to the Katoomba, Lithgow and Faulconbridge communities as well as to surrounding suburbs including; Springwood, Glenbrook, Blaxland, Wentworth Falls, Blackheath and Penrith.

plantar fasciitis blue mountainsDo you get a stabbing pain in your heel when you first get out of bed in the morning?

Do you struggle to place your heel on the ground?

Does your pain reduce after walking around for a few minutes?

Is heel pain stopping you from doing the activities you love?

If so, you are not alone!

WE CAN HELP YOU!

It is likely that you may have a condition known as plantarfasciitis. Plantarfasciitis is an inflammation or tearing of the plantarfascia, which is a soft tissue structure in the arch of your foot, and often causes pain at its attachment to the base of the heel bone.

At Blue Mountains Podiatry we specialize in diagnosing, managing and treating plantarfasciitis, getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. Plantarfasciitis is one of the most common conditions that we see, with an estimated 10% of the population suffering from this type of pain at some point in their life. Our expert therapists have a deep understanding of all factors that contribute to this debilitating condition, including;

– Pronating /Rolling feet or ankles (flat feet)
– Tight calf muscles
– Inadequate footwear
– Overuse
– Poor biomechanics (the way you walk)
– Being over weight
– Athletic activity and poor training resumes

Our unique and comprehensive range of treatment techniques ensures we get the best possible outcomes for all of our patients. Without the appropriate management, plantarfasccitiis can take over 12 months to resolve and has a high rate of occurrence. As such, our therapists take an individualized approach to each patient in order to tailor a management plan that best suits you, as we know a generic treatment formulas will be ineffective in resolving you pain in the long term.

You personalised treatment plan for plantarfasccitis may include:

– Custom made orthotics (arch supports)
– Deep connective tissue massage
– Specialised heel pain strapping technique
– Dry needling
– Footwear advice
– Stretching and exercise programs
– Night splints
– Ice routine

To have your plantar fasciitis resolved as soon as possible and ensure you have the best chance of remaining pain free in the future call Blue Mountains Podiatry, at the Faulconbridge clinic on 02 47517583, Katoomba clinic on 02 47826169 or our Lithgow clinic on 02 63525685.

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