Vitalis Physiotherapy plantar fasciitis treatment in Brisbane is designed with the focus on:
The plantar fascia is responsible for providing support of the arch of the foot and absorbing the shock when you are walking or running. If it gets overly stretched, or too much stress and pressure is placed on it, it can get inflamed, causing plantar fasciitis as a result.
Plantar fasciitis refers to a stabbing pain in the heel, usually felt early in the morning during the first step. In some milder cases, the discomfort gradually decreases until it fades completely at some point but can appear again after prolonged standing or sitting.
Plantar fasciitis mostly developers in runners, ballet and aerobic dancers, due to constant stress they place on the fascia. However, even people who are not professional athletes but have flat feet or higher arch may burden their fascia without even being aware of it.
Furthermore, if your occupation keeps you on your feet most of the time and, on top of that, you are wearing shoes with inadequate support, a plantar fasciitis treatment may await you in the future.
Age, too, is a significant factor, and plantar fasciitis usually occurs among people who are between the ages of 40 and 60. Overweight people are at a higher risk, as well, since their weight places greater stress on the facia.
Although plantar fasciitis can go away on its own, it is possible to hasten the recovery process with proper feet and calf stretches. Our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy will gladly show you a few easy and effective plantar fasciitis exercises you can do on your own, at home.
But if the pain persists and you ignore it, you may cause chronic heel pain that will ultimately prevent you from performing simple, everyday activities. In most cases, people change the way they walk to be able to bear the pain, thus only causing additional complications with their feet, knees, hips or back. If the pain is persistent, find a plantar fasciitis treatment in Brisbane that will customise the treatment and rehabilitation process.
We tailor the treatment based on your specific case. Still, over the years, we have discovered several highly-effective treatment options which we propose to our patients, including:
- Soft tissue mobilisation of the plantar fascia, calf muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles
- Dry needling technique to promote healing
- Taping to provide support, both for the foot and fascia
- Gait scan which is often accompanied with a custom orthotic device designed to provide support for the arches, absorb shock, and improve gait pattern.
- Shockwave therapy
We also recommend the best plantar fasciitis exercises you can do with us on our premises or in the comfort of your home when you get the time and promote faster healing.