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Plantar Fasciitis

Do you dread taking those painful first steps in the morning?

After sitting and enjoying a chat with friends do you get stabbing pains as you stand?

Has exercise lost its appeal as you battle with searing heel pain?

If any of the above sound familiar, you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis. One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is a painful, yet highly treatable, condition. 

What is the plantar fascia? 

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from your heel bone and fans out towards the front of your foot, attaching to the base of your toes. The plantar fascia plays an important role in acting as a shock absorber for your feet and stabilising your joints and arch during impact with the ground. 

While an amazing and vital part of your foot’s anatomy, inflammation, tearing and a thickening of the fascia’s soft tissue results in sharp pain and limited mobility. This damage usually occurs due to overuse or over stretching. 

Common triggers for plantar fasciitis

  • High impact sports and exercise
  • Flat feet
  • Wearing poor quality or non-supportive footwear
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Workplace conditions – spending extended time on your feet

Help is at hand

For our highly trained podiatrists, treating plantar fasciitis is all in a day’s work. There are many options for treatment, ranging from stretching and strengthening regimes, icing and rest, to shockwave therapy and custom orthotics. At your initial consultation we’ll discuss the most effective plan for your condition and work in partnership to achieve life-long relief.

Book your appointment at Brighton Road Podiatry today and start living your best life with healthy, pain-free feet.

Call today or book on-line and take your first step towards feeling great again! 08 8298 4166

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