Plantarfasciitis / Plantarfasciopathy

Plantarfasciiits is a condition affecting the ligament underneath the foot that attaches from the undersurface of the toes to the heel. The plantar fascia is a strong ligament that can develop into a plantarfasciitis (acute inflammation) as a result of overuse, poor foot mechanics and poor footwear.

Common Signs and Symptoms include:

  • Pain and stiffness when walking first thing in the morning.
  • Pain and tenderness to palpation of the plantar fascia.
  • Tightness in the plantar fascia and calf muscles.

Treatment and management can include:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Taping and foot orthoses
  • Manual therapy such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and dry needling.
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Over the counter pain and inflammation medication or prescription medication
  • Corticosteroids

How Can An Osteopath At Principle Four Osteopathy Help You?

  • Your Osteopath will take you through a detailed case history and assessment to help identify the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management plan that is appropriate for the injury or condition. This also includes listening to your goals as a client and ensuring that the treatment and management plan is discussed with you and focused towards you achieving these goals.
  • In some cases your Osteopath may be required to refer for further assessment and investigation and this may be with one of our Trusted Professional Network of practitioners.
  • Your Osteopath may provide hands on Osteopathy or provide you with an exercise prescription / rehabilitation program.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management program that educates and shows you how to better manage your condition through stretching, mobility and strengthening where appropriate.

To find out more about how to better treat and manage your back or neck pain, please call 03 9670 9290 or book an appointment online to see one of our Osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.

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