If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, you know that the mornings can be the hardest part of the day. Instead of welcoming the morning with joy and optimism, you are greeted with heel pain that starts from the moment you step out of bed. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition which causes pain in the heel or arch of the foot. It can cause discomfort beyond standing and can prevent you from partaking in some of the activities you love. From exercising to playing with the kids, every day presents challenges because of your heel pain. Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic can help you take your mornings, afternoons and nights back and allow you to enjoy your life pain-free with podiatrist orthotics. Our podiatrists are experts in treating this condition and can provide you with a personalised management plan and orthotics for plantar fasciitis which will allow you to reclaim your previous lifestyle.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can occur for many reasons. Excessive exercise and repetitive motion can cause inflammation due to the weight-bearing stress. As a result, plantar fasciitis is common in athletes. Wearing incorrect or ill-fitting footwear (such as high heels or work boots) can cause unequal distribution of weight on the foot. Lack of cushioning in a shoe and the repetitive motion of walking leaves the tissue vulnerable to carrying excessive weight. Other naturally occurring causes of plantar fasciitis can be having high foot arches, flat feet, significant weight gain, diabetes and arthritis. Pregnancy is another possible cause, and it can also affect the hormone levels and flexibility of your ligaments and cause inflammation in the plantar fascia. Whether you are trying to wear the latest foot fashions, training for a marathon, or experiencing changes in your bodyweight, there are many causes of plantar fasciitis. The good news, however, is that they are allvery manageable through expert care.
Orthotics can sometimes be a solution
Our podiatrists are experts in treating this chronic pain condition and can help create a pain management plan specifically for you through the use of podiatrist orthotics. A podiatrist orthotic is a device that is placed in each of your shoes to help your foot function properly. Orthotics are used to help the foot recover from tears or stress fractures and help to restrict certain movements that cause inflammation and pain. By assessing your unique biodynamics (posture and movement) and gait, our podiatrists are able to choose the orthotic that will best support your feet and help manage your heel pain. Orthotics range from prefabricated to custom-made to provide the best range of options for you. Our friendly podiatrists will discuss the different kinds of podiatrist orthotics with you and guide you through the process of customising your orthotics for plantar fasciitis in order to provide you with the best outcome.