Plantar Fasciitis

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr Dean Ormsby, Rehab Chiropractor

BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of Plantar Fasciitis

As a rehab chiropractor, I understand that there are no two situations alike. Each person has a unique journey; their plantar fasciitis is unique. Plantar fasciitis is a common, yet highly individualized, problem faced by sportsmen and women, as well as older active adults. It's crucial to accurately assess and diagnose your plantar fasciitis in order to develop the most effective treatment plan, tailored to your specific situation.

Signs & Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis symptoms can be both frustrating and debilitating, making it essential to recognize the signs early on. The most common symptom is a stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel, which can make it difficult to walk, run, and participate in your favorite activities. This pain is typically worst in the morning or after long periods of inactivity, making your first steps out of bed or after sitting for a prolonged time a painful experience.

If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to other issues like back, hip, or knee pain, as well as drastically impacting your daily activities and quality of life. The direct consequences of untreated plantar fasciitis include ongoing pain, decreased mobility, and the potential for further injury. The indirect costs can be both physical and emotional, as chronic pain can lead to feelings of frustration, depression, and a decreased sense of well-being.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can stem from various root causes, which is why it's crucial to assess each situation individually. Common culprits include:

  • Overuse and strain from long periods of standing or high-impact activities
  • Tight calf muscles or Achilles tendons
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Poor footwear with inadequate arch support

Understanding the unique cause of your plantar fasciitis is the key to developing a personalized treatment plan that will effectively alleviate pain and promote healing.

When To Seek The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

Q: How can a rehab chiropractor help with plantar fasciitis? A: A rehab chiropractor can accurately diagnose the root cause of your plantar fasciitis and develop a personalized treatment plan that may include stretches, exercises, and adjustments to alleviate pain and promote healing.

Q: What kind of stretches or exercises can help with plantar fasciitis? A: There are various plantar fasciitis exercises and stretches that can help, but it's important to consult with a rehab chiropractor to determine the most effective options for your unique situation.

Q: Are there specific shoes or orthotics that are best for plantar fasciitis? A: The best shoes for plantar fasciitis will offer proper arch support and cushioning. A rehab chiropractor can recommend specific brands or orthotics tailored to your needs.

Q: How long does it typically take to recover from plantar fasciitis? A: Recovery time for plantar fasciitis can vary widely, depending on the severity of your condition and the effectiveness of your treatment plan. A rehab chiropractor can provide a more accurate timeline based on your individual case.

Q: Are there any home remedies for plantar fasciitis? A: While there may be some plantar fasciitis home remedies available, it's essential to consult with a rehab chiropractor to ensure you're addressing the root cause and implementing the most effective treatment plan.

Visit Us

Don't let plantar fasciitis hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Our rehab chiropractic services are designed to provide personalized, effective solutions to help you overcome this painful condition. We'll work together to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your plantar fasciitis, relieving pain and promoting healing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a pain-free life.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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