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Osteopathic treatment for Planter Fascitis in Ivanhoe, Eaglemont and surrounds

 

What is Planter Fasciopathy?

One of the most common causes of heel pain or discomfort in the arch of the foot on the first few steps in the morning is Planter fasciopathy also commonly known as Planter fascitis. The planter fascia is a connective tissue in the arch of the foot that acts to provide stability to the joints of the foot when walking or running as well as providing shock absorption. 

 

This condition is commonly seen in

  • Middle aged women
  • Diabetics
  • people who spend prolonged time on their feet
  • those that have had a sudden increase in activity/exercise 
  • if you have a pre exisiting foot and ankle condition
  • 5-10% of the population will experience plantar fasciopathy at one point or another. 

 

How can we help your heel pain?

  • Our Osteopaths can rule out other potential conditions and give you a proper diagnosis
  • We understand the mechanics of the joints of the feet, the demands placed on the tissue of the planter fascia and the surrounding muscles.
  • Osteopaths are trained to identify the underlying biomechanical problems that must be addressed to resolve the issue.
  • In an osteo treatment we will use manual therapy techniques to improve the movement of the joints and tone of the muscles that are contributing to planter fascia problems
  • We will advise you on appropriate exercises or stretches to manage the symptoms and assist tissue healing. Currently high load strength training to the area is having the best results. 
  • We can advise you what to look for in footwear to help manage the condition.

 

For more information on osteopathy or what to expect for your consultation call us on 9999 8075 or make a booking today to help relieve your heel pain due to Planter Fasciopathy.