Looking for a plantar fasciitis remedy? WE can help.
Plantar Fasciitis (also known as Plantar Fasciopathy) is an overuse injury caused by continual overstretching of the Plantar Fascia – a tendonous attachment beneath the foot.
Plantar Fascia pain is caused by micro tearing of the tendon at the heel – this is known as a tendinopathy. This deterioration in the tendon is the reason why people often "woke up with foot pain" or have "heel pain".
People at risk of Plantar Fasciitis tend to be on their feet a lot – school teachers, runners, nurses, hospitality workers and those with a few extra kilos.
Plantar Fasciitis is usually noticeable on the first few steps after rest or being seated. The pain is frequently described as “like walking on broken glass” – especially in the morning.
Inappropriate footwear (lots of people Google Plantar Fasciitis Sandals) and muscle tightness is the primary plantar fasciitis cause and will lead to worsening symptoms. An excellent plantar fasciitis remedy is corrective exercises.
Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis - also known as corrective exercises are the best way to calm most early and intermediate Plantar Fasciopathies.
Calming down an early to moderate Plantar Fasciitis is a role your Myotherapist is perfectly suited to. They will use a combination of Remedial massage and Dry Needling for muscular relief and plantar fasciitis exercises to strengthen the region. This is a cheap, non-invasive and time efficient plantar fasciitis remedy.
Dry needling and electro-tens therapy can provide short term relief of plantar fascia pain – allowing people to perform their Plantar Fasciitis exercises with confidence.
In severe cases, your Myotherapist will refer you to our clinical colleagues at My Foot Dr - Mary Street, Brisbane - who can perform a full assessment of the foot and leg, leading to optimal choices of footwear and orthotics. In severe cases of Plantar Fasciitis - particularly where excess weight is a contributing factor - Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics are required. It is essential that you consult with an expert Podiatrist and Myotherapist before considering invasive plantar fasciitis surgery.
Severe cases of Plantar Fasciitis may also warrant the use of Shockwave therapy – a high frequency form of ultrasound. Shockwave is good at reducing Plantar Fasciitis pain for a number of months, but the treatment itself is painful. MyFootDr are experts with Shockwave technology for the lower limb. Shockwave therapy and plantar fasciitis shoe inserts - are excellent tools in the extreme plantar fasciitis remedies.