Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis

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Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Heel Pain Causes

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic inferior heel pain (see photo). There are many risk factors that may attribute to its development. It is believed to be caused by acute or chronic injury to the origin of the plantar fascia from cumulative overload stress.

The pain can last from months to even years and is typically present upon weight bearing. It is a throbbing, searing, or piercing pain especially with the first few steps in the morning or periods after inactivity.

How do we diagnose plantar fasciitis?

Generally it is diagnosed based on a thorough history and physical examination, in the majority of cases no additional testing is required.

Plantar Fasciitis Risk Factors

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Our Chiropractors are trained in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions including plantar fasciitis. Although it is thought to be a self-limiting condition there are ways to try relieve pain and also reduce the longevity of the condition.

We offer a patient-centered approach, we identify what the cause of the problem is and use the following treatment methods to help treat it.

  • Joint manipulation (ankle and foot)
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy
  • Kinesiology taping – Rocktape.
  • Dry Needling
  • Individualized management plan including plantar fasciitis exercises (stretching, strengthening and advice).

Call us on now 08 9275 6095 or book online to see if we can help get rid of your plantar fasciitis.

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