Do get out of bed in the morning and suffer significant pain under your heel? Does the pain ease off after walking for a short while? You may well be suffering plantar fasciitis, also known as heel spur syndrome.
The plantar fascia is a tendon like structure on the sole of the foot that arises from the bottom of the heel bone. Due to a variety of reasons the plantar fascia may become thickened and painful wear it attaches to the heel.
There are several treatments for plantar fasciitis, ranging from rolling your foot on a ball, cortisone injections, (which are quite painful), stretching, strapping and orthoses. Cannington Podiatry offers Radial Shockwave Therapy for treatment of this painful condition. This is a non-invasive treatment using shockwaves to stimulate the healing process. There is a reported 85% success rate using this technique. 3-5 treatments are usually required, 7-10 days apart. No doctors referral is required. Health fund rebates apply.