First, we need to identify any factors from your history that could be aggravating your symptoms. Some important factors to take note of is shoe choice, running distance, surface etc.
The next part of your assessment is to examine the arches of your feet, assess the mobility of your ankles and hips and test the strength of your glutes, hamstrings and calves.
Shockwave Therapy is usually recommended for all the cases of plantar fasciitis that we treat. It is an extremely powerful tool that is used to restart the repair process in your plantar fascia. Click here to learn more about the science behind shockwave therapy and how it’s used to treat plantar fasciitis and other conditions.
Your treatment will also consist of mobilisations of the foot, ankle and hip. Hands-on muscle release techniques, dry needling and stretching can be used to help release tight muscles that could be causing altered running mechanics and placing added load on your plantar fascia.
You will be given a home rehabilitation program with specific stretches and exercises to help speed up your recovery.