Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain Treatment Colac

Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that drives people to see Podiatrists. Interestingly though ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ is often not the correct diagnosis!

Plantar Fasciitis refers to inflammation at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. It is an acute injury that will commonly be hot to touch especially following a rapid overload, e.g. starting a new fitness regime.

Plantar Fasciosis or Fasciopathy refers to when this condition becomes chronic (usually over 2 months). It is during this stage where we see most heel pain clients in our Podiatry clinics. There is usually a range of factors that contribute to this issue.

It is vital that a thorough history be taken to learn about YOUR unique circumstances. From there, we devise a personalised treatment plan to address these for you. This means looking at a number of things like activity changes, strength and stretching exercises, foot orthotics, footwear changes and, depending on your activities, walking or running technique analysis.

If you’re suffering from heel pain talk to your Colac podiatrist about your symptoms so we can provide you with an accurate treatment plan for your recovery.