Arch Pain and Heel Pain admin 2017-10-11T12:18:37+00:00
Arch and heel pains are a common cause of discomfort for many people. At Medifoot Podiatry, our experienced specialists use the most advanced technologies along with their extensive knowledge to get to the root of your heel and arch pains and get you on the fast track to recovery and health.
Plantar Fasciitis / Plantar Fasciosis
The most common reason for heel and arch pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This condition is the result of inflammation and/or tearing in the band of ligaments and tendons, or plantar fascia, that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. The band is what forms the arch of the foot, so what might start out as solely a heel pain can ultimately lead to arch pain.
Plantar fasciitis is frequently misdiagnosed because the pain might only occur in the morning with one’s first steps out of bed, but may recede or become ignorable with activity. While such pains might appear to be temporary, persistent pain and lack of treatment can lead to debilitating chronic pain.
Diagnosis and Treatments for Arch and Heel Pains
Medifoot Podiatry is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that helps to identify, locate, and treat arch and heel pain. Our heel pain program provides a holistic approach that includes short-term pain management, long-term relief, and guidance on the measures and tactics needed to stop and prevent any future pains.
Using a combination of traditional medical knowledge and high-resolution video software, we will discover the exact areas and tissues in the foot that are causing the pain. In addition to locating the tears and inflammation, our assessments also help to determine if other behaviors—such as posture, walking, or running style—are causing and exacerbating the pain. These assessments help us to recommend guidelines that will help prevent future injury or chronic pain.
Depending on the extent of the plantar fasciitis, there are a few treatment options. Dr. Matthew Keating, who has both a master’s in podiatry and endorsed prescription rights, can help with short-term pain management by finding the right stretches and exercises needed to address the pain. However, to truly correct the pain, it is necessary to get to the root cause.
Customized orthotics provide a structural correction to the shape and weight distribution of the feet. Using 3D laser scans, Medi Foot Podiatry can create digitally rendered orthotics that are customized to the particular shape of your foot.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is another technologically advanced procedure with proven clinical efficacy. ESWT uses high-energy radial sound waves to target the pain areas and deliver shockwaves to the damaged tissue. ESWT increases vascular flow throughout the tissue, which promotes and speeds up the healing process.
Medifoot Podiatry for Arch and Heel Pains
With the right treatment resources and being educated about the biomechanics of your feet, it is possible to stop the heel and arch pains. Book in now to schedule a consultation, assessment, and treatment services. Medi Foot Podiatry is a leading podiatrist in Perth, and with our experienced and knowledgeable specialists and top-of-the-line technology, we can help you get back on your feet and back to living pain-free life. Contact Us for a consult today!
If you are seeking a specialist podiatrist in Perth, then you have come to the right place. The professional, friendly specialists at Medifoot Podiatry care about getting you the treatment your feet need, and with our state-of-the-art technology, we can proudly say we are a step ahead of the rest. Book now for a consultation and treatment services!