Feel a sharp pain in the heel when you first get out of bed?
Does it hurt when you put 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!
It is likely that you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is characterised by pain in the heel, caused by inflammation or tearing of the plantar fascia – a soft tissue in the arch of the foot.
At Blue Mountains Podiatry we specialize in diagnosing, managing and treating plantar fasciitis, getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. Plantar fasciitis 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.
– 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
We aim to give you the best possible outcomes through a range of state-of-the-art treatments. Without the appropriate management, plantar fasciitis 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 generic treatment formulas will be ineffective in resolving your pain in the long term.
– 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.
Phone the team at Blue Mountains Podiatry for professional care and attention – Choose from 4 locations – Springwood (02 4751 7583), Lithgow (02 6352 5685), Blaxland (02 4702 0221) and Katoomba (02 4782 6169).
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