Plantar Fasciitis Treatment. You have probably found a variety of proposed treatments and different solutions posted on the internet and you may have been given conflicting opinions and advice from different people who are trying to help with your heel pain. This is very frustrating and time consuming and can leave you feeling helpless as your pain persists.We have tried and tested the majority of different treatments over the years, so you don’t have to, and we only offer those with high success rate, Plantar Fasciitis treatment.
The cause of your condition.
The things that we find are preventing healing.
Plantar fascial tears.
The length of time you have had your condition
A simple change in shoes might be all you need. Most patients default to their most “comfortable” shoes without knowing if their footwear selection is supportive or appropriate for their foot type . We will assess your footwear and you will be taught what to look for when selecting shoes.
There are different strapping techniques for the foot but we use one that relieves strain on the plantar fascia without binding it.
We advise against foot stretches but we show you a stretching technique that releases the heel without causing irritation. Most calf stretches, unless done specifically, can irritate the fascia and prolong the heel pain.
One of the quickest and most reliable ways for us to eliminate your Plantar Fasciitis (providing it isn’t torn) is with custom made insoles. We use a 3D digital foot scanner to capture your individual foot shape which removes any margin for error when designing your orthotics.
These customised insoles work differently to standard orthotics and old-fashioned arch supports, which can aggravate the condition by pushing against the arch (see diagram 1). The supports that we prescribe you will remove the strain from the fascia and prevent it from pulling on the heel bone, therefore allowing it to repair quickly. You can learn about these insoles from the video in the patient education tab.
If your fascia or achilles tendon is torn or extremely painful an immobilisation boot will allow you to walk without pain. These boots have a rocker sole for ease of walking and an air pump for maximum comfort. They are a full height boot for maximum support.
We have a Plantar Fasciitis Treatment programme in place that we will go through and which you will take away with you at the end of your consultation.
You are required to bring a selection of your most commonly used shoes to your consultation with you, including trainers, so that we can advise which ones are more appropriate for your condition.
For interstate and country patients we can assess your Plantar Fasciitis and put the treatment programme in place during the one visit. You should not require any follow up appointments. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis please watch the video on this page and feel free to contact us to make an appointment for plantar fasciitis treatment.
Diagram 1: Showing how arch supports can aggravate the Plantar Fascia
If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis please watch the educational video and feel free to call us to make an appointment for Plantar Fasciitis treatment.
Written by Karl Lockett