Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain Treatment in Perth
Do you suffer from a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel or bottom of the foot? Or a pain that worsens as you stand, climb, tiptoe etc? A pain that is worse after long periods of rest or first thing in the morning? Please read on for how we can help you.
Plantar Fasciitis (fasciopathy) is one of the most common cause of plantar heel pain. It presents in both sedentary and athletic populations.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:
- prolonged periods of weightbearing (standing, walking or running)
- obesity or increase weight gain
- biomechanical factors such as flat feet, leg length discrepancy, injuries etc.
Some of the most common symptoms for plantar fasciitis include pain in the morning when getting out of bed or after periods of rest and it normally settles a bit after a while.
Diagnosis for plantar fasciitis can often be made clinically. Diagnostic imaging such as X-rays and ultrasound can be used to confirm diagnosis or rule out other possible causes of the pain.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include footwear modifications such as heel lifts and paddings, strengthening/stretching exercises as well as orthoses.
For best management of any plantar fasciitis symptoms please visit Foot focus Podiatry in Perth by calling 9258 4152 or booking online.