Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Brisbane

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Heel Pain

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition where the plantar fascia – the thick band of connective tissue that runs underneath your foot and forms your arch – becomes inflamed. This band of tissue is responsible for shock absorption and supporting the arch of the foot, but it doesn’t get great blood flow, which makes it prone to developing plantar fasciitis. 

Roughly 10% of people will struggle with plantar fasciitis at some point, including athletes, those with high arches or flat feet, and people who stand for long periods of time. If you’re having heel or arch pain, visit our clinic, where we treat plantar fasciitis in Brisbane so you can get your everyday life back! 

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Wondering if you need plantar fasciitis treatment or if your foot problems are being caused by something else? Here’s some more information to help you figure it out.

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

The main cause of plantar fasciitis is repetitive stress on the plantar fascia, which is actually a ligament. Things like running, jumping, standing for long periods of time, a change in your footwear, or even sudden weight gain can place extra stress on your feet.

Common Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

The most noticeable symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp pain in your heel, where the plantar fascia ligament connects to the heel bone. It happens when you get up after resting your feet for a while, like first thing in the morning, after working at a desk, or after a nap.

It can feel like being stabbed with a sharp object, or, in other cases, a burning sensation that comes with feeling bruised under the heel. This severe heel pain can ease up as you start moving and stretching that plantar fascia, but it might return later in the day after your daily activities.

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What to Expect During Plantar Fasciitis Treatments?

When you visit us for treatment of plantar fasciitis in Brisbane, our experienced podiatrists will tailor a treatment plan for you aimed at easing chronic pain, lowering inflammation, and fixing the root of the problem. We don’t just treat plantar fasciitis symptoms – we aim to address what’s causing the foot condition in the first place. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Thorough evaluation: Your podiatrist will begin by assessing your gait and your foot health. Depending on the severity of the condition, they may choose to do an ultrasound to diagnose plantar fasciitis and eliminate other conditions, such as heel spurs. 
  • Physical therapy: Our podiatrists will create a custom program for you, consisting of specialised stretches and an exercise program designed to strengthen your muscles and improve the flexibility of the plantar fascia. 
  • Orthotic therapy: Podiatrists often provide custom orthotics along with physical treatment to provide better support for your feet, ease symptoms, and reduce the likelihood of it becoming a recurring problem. Moreover, orthotics will offer targeted support for the arch of the foot, as well as the affected tendons and ligaments. 
  • Shockwave therapy: This non-invasive treatment uses high-frequency sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. It’s one of many treatment options available for plantar fascia pain. 
  • Injection therapy: If other heel pain therapy doesn’t work, your podiatrist will consider cortisone injections to reduce the inflammation. 
  • Other recommendations: Your podiatrist will offer other recommendations, like choosing the correct shoes, using a night splint, and modifying your activities to avoid further problems.
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Why Choose Align Health Collective for Your Heel Pain Treatment?

Our clinic offers excellent foot care for a range of foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis in Brisbane. We provide plantar fasciitis therapy from in-clinic treatment to aftercare. 

  • Experienced podiatrists: Our health professionals have specialised skills in diagnosing and treating common conditions of the feet. 
  • Individualised treatment plans: No two cases of plantar fasciitis are the same, which is why we create customised plans for every patient. 
  • Focus on prevention: We don’t just treat your symptoms – we aim to identify the source and prevent the condition from flaring up again. 

Don’t Let Heel Pain Stop You – Visit Our Plantar Fasciitis Brisbane Specialists Today! 

Tired of mornings that start with excruciating heel pain? At Align Health Collective, we understand how frustrating and debilitating plantar fasciitis can be. Our team has years of experience in successfully treating various types of foot pain. We’ll work with you to design a personalised treatment plan and get you back to your favourite activities as quickly as possible.

Chalerm Tuantab, Align HC Founder:
“Our aim is to provide the best evidence based care and outcomes for our patients”

Common Podiatric Treatments We Offer in Brisbane Include:

Injury PreventionA crucial aspect of sports physiotherapy, this type of approach entails evaluating an athlete’s movements and biomechanics to identify potential injury risks and implement preventive strategies.
Acute Injury ManagementWhen an injury occurs, such as a sprained ankle or strained muscle, this type of sports physiotherapy focuses on prompt treatment to reduce pain, swelling, and further damage while promoting healing.
Injury bounce backSports physiotherapy involves targeted exercises and treatments aimed at restoring function, strength, and stability to the affected area.
Performance OptimisationBy assessing and enhancing an athlete’s movements, biomechanics, and physical performance, this type of sports physiotherapy helps optimise athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury.
Return to SportWith the ultimate goal of safely returning an athlete to their sport or activity, this type of sports physiotherapy includes the development of a return to sport program and continuous monitoring of the athlete’s progress.

This is not an exhaustive list, and the specific treatments offered will depend on the individual needs and conditions of each patient. Our goal is to provide personalised, evidence-based care to help our patients achieve optimal foot and lower limb health.



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At our Brisbane podiatry clinic, we offer Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Dietetics, Clinical Pilates, Shockwave, Dry needling and much more all under one roof.

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We are conveniently located near the centre of Brisbane, with plenty of parking available nearby.

Address: 1/49 Station Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Tel: 07 2103 3978 

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Frequently Asked Questions Plantar Fasciitis

Got questions about how to treat plantar fasciitis?
Here are the most common questions we hear from people dealing with plantar fasciitis pain.

How long does plantar fasciitis take to heal?

With treatment, most people’s foot pain improves significantly in a few weeks, but it can take up to a few months of regular treatments to see a big change in your foot health. Recovery time for plantar fasciitis varies from person to person.

Will plantar fasciitis go away on its own?

Mild cases of plantar fasciitis may improve with rest. However, most plantar fasciitis pain will return without the treatment needed to stretch and strengthen the plantar fascia ligament. Podiatrist-prescribed custom orthotic inserts may also be necessary for improvement.

Should I stop exercising with plantar fasciitis?

You should rest and take a break from high-intensity, high-impact physical activity until your plantar fasciitis is under control. There’s no need to stop exercising altogether, but sticking to low-impact exercise for the duration of your treatment will help improve your foot health. Our podiatrists will provide you with a personalised exercise program.

Struggling with plantar fasciitis in Brisbane? Our podiatry services are ready to help you get your pain-free, active life back!
Still have questions? Email our friendly team at [email protected] or give us a call.