Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Dee Why
Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Dee Why at Contemporary Healthcare Northern Beaches Sydney
Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Dee Why at Contemporary Healthcare Northern Beaches Sydney has been available for over 29 years with Dr Orazio Trevisan. In that time he has treated thousands of cases of Plantar Fasciitis with an almost 100% success rate.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a thick, web-like ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It acts as a shock absorber along with supporting the arch of your foot during walking or any other weight bearing activity.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopaedic complaints seen at Contemporary Healthcare in Dee Why. The plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in everyday daily life. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. This inflammation then leads to pain and swelling in the heel or underneath the foot. Some studies suggest that the plantar fascia not only becomes inflamed but also degenerates in this condition.
Common causes of plantar fasciitis include:
- Playing sport
- Regular weight bearing activity such as walking
- Poor biomechanics of the foot
- Poor foot function in general e.g. if the muscles of the foot are not doing their job properly, the plantar fascia has to work harder. This can lead to inflammation and tissue damage
- Being overweight
- If your foot arch is high or if you have flat feet
- Tight structures at the back of the leg such as the achilles tendon, calf or hamstring muscles
- Spinal problems can contribute to the problem also
Some of the common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include…
- The major symptom is pain either at the bottom of the heel or underneath the mid-foot
- It usually affects just one foot, but it can affect both feet
- Pain usually develops gradually. This pain can be dull or sharp in nature
- Some people feel a burning or ache on the bottom of the foot extending outward from the heel
- Pain is usually worse in the morning when a person takes their first steps out of bed, or if the person has been sitting or lying down for a while
- Climbing stairs can be difficult due to stiffness in the heel
- After prolonged activity, the pain can flare up due to increased irritation or inflammation. People don’t usually feel pain during the activity, but rather just after stopping
How can Plantar Fasciitis be treated in the practice…
Dr Orazio Trevisan has been effectively treating plantar fasciitis for almost 30 years with great success. He is considered an expert in treatment of this condition.
Treatment of choice for Plantar Fasciitis includes:
- ESWT (Shockwave Therapy)
- IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation)
- ART (Active Release Technique)
- Joint adjustments/mobilisations
- Appropriate stretching/strengthening exercise
Once my injury has improved, what can I do to prevent further injury from happening…
Once the symptoms of the plantar fasciitis are under control, Dr Orazio will then start to address underlying causative factors. Some of these include:
- Poor flexibility or tissue damage in the back part of the leg
- Tissue damage/scar tissue in the spine, particularly in the pelvic area
- Poor functional movement patterns. This will lead to repetitive abnormal loading
- Poor neuromuscular control of the leg
- Poor balance
- Dietary issues can also be addressed if the person is interested in making positive changes in this area. A poor diet is considered inflammatory and may be a contributing factor in long term improvement of the condition.
Dr Orazio’s success rate with plantar fasciitis is almost 100% over a period spanning 29 years
Contemporary Healthcare is a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates Chiropractic, Shockwave Therapy, Hypervibe Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, NET, Active Release technique (ART) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM). It is located in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
If you have any questions regarding Plantar Fasciitis or if you want to make an appointment, please call the practice on 9971 4408.