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Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

The very mention of this ailment will have the majority of our runners
cringing and reaching for the ice pack.

But it is also a condition which is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and therefore mistreated, which always leads to frustration. BUT rest assured with a proper diagnosis and injury management your foot pain can be just another story you recall on those long trail runs!

Manage Your Plantar Fasciitis with Equilibrium

How Osteopathy can help with Plantar Fasciitis?

Looking for relief from Plantar Fasciitis?
We may have the solution for you. Our skilled practitioners can help you find relief and get you back to your everyday life.

Osteopathy

Dry Needling

Shockwave Therapy

Injury Rehabilitation

Movement Screen Analysis

How Do We Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

As with any musculoskeletal condition, treatment will vary from patient to patient. The key factor is to ensure your treatment is specific to you. And is also focused on both relieving your symptoms and ensuring long term solutions. Aspect to Consider:

In most cases we see tightening of the Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles – your calf – so this needs to be addressed. An assessment of the strength of this and other muscles of the lower limb should also be made. Weakness may lead to a bio-mechanical dysfunction and irritation. There are also the small muscles of the foot and ankle to consider, not to mention the large muscles of the hip and upper limb. Yes we do look that far away from your foot to ensure we are not missing any aspect which may contribute to the cause of your plantar fasciitis pain.

There is plenty of research highlighting the benefit of Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. A far better option, than stretching.

You may be required to rest for a short period of time, to allow the inflammation to settle. Ice may be beneficial here.

Your foot-ware is an important factor. How worn your shoes may be as well as the type of shoe you are wearing, all contribute to your overall biomechanics and potential to cause problems. Avoid old or worn-out shoes, or walking on hard surfaces without shoes.

Developing strength in the supportive muscles around the ankle and foot is imperative for long term results. Identity of your weakness have been identified and the cause of your Plantar Fasciitis identified, a specific program can be tailored to your needs. This will reduce the likelihood of further damage and hopefully prevent the condition from re-occurring.

So, as you can see there are multiple areas to consider when treating Plantar Fasciitis – BUT the main thing to remember is that it is a very treatable condition. With early intervention and management, you should see minimal time off your feet and more time on them running the trails you love to run.

Stay healthy, train hard, and enjoy your running.

What can you do about plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common problem. But you don’t have to live with it! With the right solutions, you can get relief and do things that make you happy again.
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Let the Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic team guide you back to doing the things you love!

The Osteopath’s at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic in Glen Iris are highly trained to identify the leading cause of your plantar fasciitis and implement a specific and effective treatment programme to get you back on your feet quicker. Simply call (03) 9822 1900 or book an appointment below.

At Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic:

We don’t believe in providing you with a “recipe” for your injury management. You are unique, just like your injury and therefore require techniques and a management plan that is specific to you.

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