Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain

Does This Describe You?

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You have pain underneath your foot near your heel or sole of your foot.
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Your pain in your heel is worse in the morning when you wake up and take your first few steps.
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You are unable to stand or walk for as long during the day.
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Simple things like going for a walk have become difficult.
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Pain killers are not helping.
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You may have Plantar Fasciitis, but what is it?

The bottom of your foot has a structure called the plantar fascia (a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes) Sometimes this tissue can become tight and irritated for many reasons, causing intense pain particularly in the heel but sometimes can extend along the sole of the foot.
The Plantar Fasciitis Program

At Power Physiotherapy we have helped patients just like you overcome heel pain with our 3-step program.

Step 1 – Thorough examination and diagnosis:
Identifying the specific structures of the foot that may be the cause of your pain is extremely important. We will assess your foot, ankle and big toe joints to determine whether joint stiffness is contributing to your heel pain. Equally important are your leg muscles particularly your calf muscles which may be weaker or tighter as a result of pain. The biomechanics of the way you walk, the shoes you wear and foot posture (such as flat feet) are also important considerations that we look at.
Step 2 – Managing your Symptoms:
Understanding your condition and what may provoke symptoms/pain is important for you to best manage your condition. Our Physiotherapists will educate you on everything you need to know about your heel! Managing your pain is the first thing we consider as we start you on your rehabilitation journey. ‘Hands on’ therapies such as joint mobilisations (movements), massage, passive and active stretching are just some of the tools that we use to help you. Power Physiotherapy has invested in the latest technology in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis in the form of Shockwave Therapy to treat our patients with heel pain/plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy is a targeted, non-invasive treatment approach for plantar fasciitis which can help reverse chronic inflammation and stimulate collagen production. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be required with Shockwave Therapy.
Step 3 – Restore Movement, Strength and Function:

A strengthening and stretching program are a vital component for your heel recovery and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists will tailor a specific program to suit your goals and capabilities.

This includes achieving full range of movement of the foot and ankle as well as adequate calf muscle length. Once this has been achieved the focus is on calf strengthening and applying this to your goals and the function you require day to day.

Plantar Fasciitis can be a frustrating lengthy experience. Persistence and patience with your exercises and treatment are key in this phase to see improvement.

What’s the next step?
Not sure if treatment at Power Physiotherapy is right for your problem? Want to know more about your heel pain? Do you have any specific questions regarding the program? Click on the button below to contact us or call the clinic on 9440 6125 to arrange a chat with a Physiotherapist. We can help to get you on the right journey to good health.