Plantar fasciitis/heel spurs

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia which is the flat and thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. It is caused by straining the ligaments that supports the arch of your foot which eventually leads to pain and swelling.

Symptoms:

  • Bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk
  • Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel

 

Heel Spurs

Heel spurs occur when calcium gets abnormally deposited at the heel bone causing a bony protrusion. It is usually caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments around the joint and the repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone.

Symptoms:

  • Intermittent, chronic pain or tenderness made worse when stepping down on the heel
  • Knife or pin sticking into the bottom of feet when first stand in the morning

Both plantar fasciitis and heel spurs respond very well to our evidence-based (RCTs) treatment methods and has a high success rate of pain reduction and healing.

 

Treatments available:

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • Soft tissue massage and trigger point release for calf muscles
  • Appropriate exercises: stretching and strengthening
  • Taping to rest stressed muscles and tendons
Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday
10.00am to 8.00pm
Thursdays
10.00am to 2.00pm
Fridays
10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturdays
9.00am to 4.00pm
Sundays & Selected Public Holidays
Closed