What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Because we put our feet through a lot every single day, this soft tissue can become inflamed and get thicker, which can cause pain and reduced mobility. This is referred to as plantar fasciitis. This condition is one of the most commonly treated issue in our clinic.
Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis
If you have been experiencing this type of discomfort for more than a week, it can be beneficial to visit us for an assessment to confirm the issue and determine the best course of action. There are other issues that can present in a similar manner to plantar fasciitis, so it pertinent to seek professional guidance.
Common Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis
Repetitive strain and overuse
If you calf muscles are tight or there are issues with your foot mechanics and structure, such as low arches, the plantar fascia may have to work overtime, deal with added strain, or be used in an incorrect manner.
Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis
Our multidisciplinary team of experienced allied health professionals take a collaborative, holistic approach when it comes to care so that we can provide you with the most suitable, high-quality, and personalised treatment possible.
We can provide a thorough examination of your foot to gain an understanding on the issue and the contributing factors and establish a treatment plan that suits your needs. Recovery time will depend on the severity of your condition and may take up to several months.
We recommend resting your foot and applying ice during the initial stages of recovery. Treatment methods we may utilise include:
Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis At Modern Medicine
Managing episodes of plantar fasciitis promptly is important to minimise the interruption it can cause to your daily activities and to reduce recovery time. Taking steps to prevent further flare ups through physical therapy and education is also crucial to maintain normal function and mobility.
Our multidisciplinary team can support and assist you to improve your pain and reduce inflammation, and help you return to your usual activities as soon as possible. If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your heel and the underside of your foot, please contact us at Modern Medicine in Ballarat to make an appointment.