Plantar Fasciitis - What you can do at home and when you should see a Podiatrist

What is Plantar Fasciitis and how does it present?

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the bottom surface of the heel. It can feel like a sharp stabbing pain under your heel which may be associated with some visible swelling but this is not always the case. Typically the pain is most noticeable when standing up after rest or when standing for long periods of time.

What treatments can I try at home?

You should start by reducing any daily activities that increase your pain. Swapping your normal activities to lower impact ones such as cycling or swimming can keep the pain down whilst keeping you active. You should avoid going barefoot and instead wear your most comfortable shoes. For quick relief of symptoms, icing the area can help settle things down.

How can The Feet People help if these at home treatments don’t work?

When nothing seems to be working, that’s a good time to come in and see us for an appointment. We use a combination of manual and digital assessment tools to make a diagnosis. That way we can discuss a treatment plan that fits in with your goals, whether that’s walking to the shops pain-free or competing in an upcoming fun run.

Please contact The Feet People on 1300 993 338 for more information.