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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Melbourne look no further!

MyoActive therapists are trained to assess, treat and manage Plantar fasciitis and will put together an individualised strengthen and rehabilitation treatment plan to help alleviate pain and restore normal function and movement.

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the bottom of the foot, particularly in the heel and arch. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed or strained, it can cause pain and discomfort, especially when walking or standing for long periods of time.

Plantar fasciitis is often caused by overuse or strain on the foot, such as from standing or walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time, wearing shoes that do not provide enough support, or having a high arch or flat feet. It can also be caused by other underlying conditions, such as obesity or arthritis. Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include rest, stretching exercises, physical therapy, shoe inserts, or medications to reduce inflammation. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

MyoActive can certainly help you with your Plantar fasciitis pain. If you are suffering from discomfort then the issue should not be ignored and that MyoActive will be able to provide a resolution to your problem.


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Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, including:

  1. Overuse or strain on the foot: Plantar fasciitis is often caused by activities that put a lot of strain on the feet, such as standing or walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time or engaging in high-impact sports.
  2. Wearing shoes that do not provide enough support: Shoes that do not have proper arch support or cushioning can put extra strain on the plantar fascia and contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.
  3. Having a high arch or flat feet: People with high arches or flat feet may be more prone to developing plantar fasciitis because the shape of their feet can cause extra strain on the plantar fascia.
  4. Obesity: Being overweight can put extra strain on the feet and increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
  5. Age: Plantar fasciitis is more common in people over the age of 40.
  6. Arthritis: Certain types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
  7. Pregnancy: The added weight and changes in a woman's center of gravity during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
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In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the plantar fascia or remove any scar tissue that has developed. It's important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis:

Treatment for plantar fasciitis typically begins with self-care measures, such as:

  1. Rest: Taking a break from activities that strain the feet can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  2. Stretching exercises: Stretching the muscles in the foot and lower leg can help reduce strain on the plantar fascia and improve flexibility.
  3. Ice: Applying ice to the affected area for 15-20 minutes several times a day can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  4. Over-the-counter pain medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  5. Shoe inserts: Orthotic inserts or arch supports can help provide extra cushioning and support for the feet.

If these self-care measures do not improve symptoms, a healthcare provider may recommend additional treatments such as:

  1. Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach exercises and stretches to help improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles in the foot and lower leg.
  2. Custom orthotics: A healthcare provider can prescribe custom-made orthotic inserts that are specifically designed to fit a person's feet and provide extra support and cushioning.
  3. Corticosteroid injections: A healthcare provider may inject a corticosteroid medication into the affected area to help reduce inflammation and pain.

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