Plantar Fasciitis Brisbane

Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in Brisbane? Contact Heal My Heel

If you are currently suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in Brisbane you may have experienced the debilitating pain that can be associated with it. The Plantar Fascia is a long, wide fibrous band of tissue that extends from the bottom of your heel right through to your toes. Overuse or straining it can result in tiny micro-tears or an actual tear (or tears), often near its attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone), leading to significant pain and discomfort. At Heal My Heel, we see many patients with this complaint. If you are experiencing heel pain, we can help you, so please contact us on 0406 320 221 or email any enquiries to hello@healmyheel.com.au

Brisbane Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

If you have chronic Plantar Fasciitis in Brisbane (or surrounding area), you are all too familiar with its symptoms. Because it can be debilitating and longstanding it's important to get treatment that will relieve your pain by treating the causes and not just the symptoms. By consulting with our Heal My Heel podiatrist in Brisbane you can achieve just that. The pain of Plantar Fasciitis is often associated with:

  • A stone bruise type pain in the bottom of the heel/arch area.
  • Pain upon rising. People with plantar fasciitis usually notice that their first steps in the morning, or upon rising from a seated position are particularly painful.
  • Pain during or following long periods on one's feet, or strenuous activities such as running.

Some Useful Advice Regarding Acute Plantar Fasciitis

With any injury, it's essential to take the right steps to encourage a quicker healing time while also preventing re-injury. That's why knowing what to do when you have Plantar Fasciitis is vital. Here are some tips to help you avoid some commonly made mistakes.

  • Surgery is a very last resort. Beware if your doctor or a surgeon recommends surgery after having had it for less than 18 months. Almost all cases of Plantar Fasciitis can be resolved with the right conservative treatments such as low level laser therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, footwear changes, and effective, purpose-made orthotics.
  • Don't delay treatment. As with other injuries, acute plantar fasciitis may get worse or become chronic if you delay treatment. Continuing your normal activities with a damaged fascia can make it much worse. Be sure to seek treatment right away if you notice symptoms of this disorder, as its probably been brewing for some time.
  • Use ice and pain relief medication with caution. Ice may relieve pain and swelling but keeping it on your skin for too long can cause tissue damage. Likewise, using pain relief medication as a temporary fix to allow you to engage in activities may exacerbate your symptoms and can worsen your problem. Avoid cortisone injections altogether as these can further damage the Fascia and surrounding tissues.
  • Be diligent and patient with your treatment and rehabilitation. Conservative treatments are only beneficial if you do them correctly and often enough. Be sure to follow instructions carefully, from how often to rest or stretch to how often you need to wear your orthotics. Be patient, it may take several weeks or even months to completely heal your heel.

Heal My Heel Brisbane Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

We are Brisbane's only Heel Pain Clinic and are located in Milton. We offer comprehensive tailored treatment plans based on treating the cause of your Plantar Fasciitis. Our vast experience in treating heel pain enables us to identify these causes and create personalised treatment plans, which are designed to relieve pain, heal your heel, and help you return to your normal daily activities. If you are experiencing symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, contact Heal My Heel today.

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