Feel a sharp pain in the heel when you first get out of bed?
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!
It is likely that you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation or tearing of the plantar fascia, 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 our podiatrists are experienced in specialised care for this condition. 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
Our unique and comprehensive range of treatment techniques ensures we get the best possible outcomes for all of our patients. 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.
Call the team at Blue Mountains Podiatry for professional care and attention – We are in 4 locations – Springwood (02 4751 7583), Lithgow (02 6352 5685), Blaxland (02 4702 0221) and Katoomba (02 4782 6169).
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