Condition’s Commonly Treated

Plantar Fasciitis

heel pain

Treatment for Heel Pain
at Pro Physio SA

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue which runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Overloading of this structure can cause bruising or overstretching of this ligament which can cause inflammation and pain. In some cases, it may be related to a heel spur. Surprisingly, the spur itself does not cause pain and may often be found in the other foot without symptoms.

How is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapists are highly trained and skilled in order to assess and identify any factors which may be contributing to the development of Plantar Fasciitis. During your initial appointment At ProPhysio SA, the physiotherapist will thoroughly and meticulously assess your injury. This is so that they are able to find the cause of your pain and then diagnose the issue. As a result, your physiotherapist will adopt an evidence-based approach to your management and rehabilitation as well as steps to avoid re-injury.

What Physio Treatment is available for Heel Pain?

Here at Pro Physio SA, our highly trained physiotherapists are able to help you by providing appropriate advice regarding footwear, education regarding warming up, stretching and cool down, as well as treating the contributing factors to the problem.

This treatment may include:

  • Stretching of the plantar fascia, as well as the calf muscle
  • Massage
  • Dry Needling/Acupuncture
  • Prescription of orthotics
  • Designing an appropriate strengthening program for the calf muscle and small muscles of the foot

How do I make an appointment with an Adelaide Physio for Plantar Fasciitis?

Appointments with one of our highly trained physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

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