Why We Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Finding that you can’t walk or run normal, healthy distances without pain is frustrating at best, seriously scary, and life-limiting at worst. The ability to walk and run comfortably forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis you probably know what we mean.

Our entire lives are based on the ability to move… life is movement. The inability to move comfortably through your day and week can make happiness and enjoyment of life a big challenge. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get you out of pain in a way that is comfortable, stable, and long-lasting. Your quality of life is what drives our processes!

How We Treat Plantar Fasciitis

We Provide Pain Relief

We ease your pain as quickly as possible – using treatments that aim to increase blood flow & break down scar tissue.  This can take a bit of time and the treatment isn’t always fun – but virtually everyone starts to feel better very quickly. 

We Offer Computerised Gait Analysis 

We use Gait Analysis to identify movement issues in your feet – that may be causing your plantar fasciitis & foot pain. Should you wish to address them.

Rehab Exercises For Those Who Want Them

We design rehab programs to prevent your plantar fasciitis and foot pain from returning in the longer term. Exercises that improve leg & foot strength in the long term are usually the most effective kind. 

Orthotic Insoles For Those Who Need Them

Custom orthotics can speed recovery, and prevent further episodes of plantar fasciitis. Orthotic support the foot – with the intention of preventing more strain and damage to the soft tissues of the foot. 

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Plantar fasciitis doesn’t just happen randomly, it’s caused by repetitive strain and scar tissue build-up in the connective tissues of the foot.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

The keys to successfully relieving plantar fasciitis are to be ‘hands on’ and to use a flexible approach involving a range of modalities.

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Stretching exercises can be very relieving for plantar fasciitis. Many people find that strength exercises are even more effective over time.

Plantar Fasciitis FAQs

Treatment of the pain aspect in plantar fasciitis cases is really a matter of systematic trial and error. Find practitioners who will work their way through different treatment methods until they find those that work best for you. At that point you should decide whether you also want to rehabilitate any of the underlying weaknesses in your feet and legs that caused you to have pain in the first place.

The best treatment for plantar fasciitis is ultimately the one that works for you, unfortunately there is no way of knowing which that is without trying them out. The treatments with the best track record at our clinic are scar tissue scraping (guasha), acupuncture, deep tissue release, stretching and vibration massage.

We take pain killers because they often give great (if temporary) relief from chronic pain conditions like plantar fasciitis. If you are looking to take a more serious look at resolving your condition take painkillers as you need them but also look deeper into the topic of actually healing the issue.  Seek some treatment that prioritises managing pain and scar tissue build up, and that then moves on to restoring strength and support to the foot.

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