Is Heel pain bothering you?
If so, you may be suffering from a condition known as ‘Plantar Fasciitis’. This condition can cause pain ranging from mildly uncomfortable to stabbing and debilitating. It is often worse first thing in the morning when getting out of bed and initially applying pressure on the foot.
The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the foot arch and when it is inflamed it can cause pain.
Chronic heel pain often becomes unbearable and it affects your quality of life.
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis include the following: a non-surgical medical treatment that decreases muscle contraction; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can rebuild and strengthen the tissue; Physiotherapy by performing a thorough foot assessment for any contributing factors and providing a non-invasive treatment plan; or clinically proven Radial Shockwave Therapy.
Radial Shockwave Therapy is used to treat the sporting elite and is now available to the general public.
These treatments are both effective and non-invasive with no downtime.
Let us assist you to walk again without pain.
Why should I choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for Plantar Fasciitis treatment?
Cosmetic Image Clinics in our award winning Aquarius Health and Medispa, voted best Medispa for 2014 by the Australasian Spa Association is owned and operated by Dr Ingrid Tall who has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry.
Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience and credibility is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is a particularly common cause of heel pain and is often linked with heel spurs.
The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the foot arch. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed it can cause pain ranging from mildly uncomfortable to stabbing and debilitating. It is often worse when you first stand in the morning.
Are private health insurance rebates available for Physiotherapy and Radial Shockwave Therapy?
Yes, you can now process your health claim instantly at Cosmetic Image Clinics with Hi-Caps. Private health insurance with extras cover is required to make a claim for treatment.
All you need is your health fund membership card and the appropriate level of cover to make a claim. Please ask Reception for further information.
What treatments are offered at Cosmetic Image Clinics for Plantar Fasciitis?
At Cosmetic Image Clinics we offer several options to treat Plantar Fasciitis including a non-surgical medical treatment that relaxes the muscles; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections which rebuild and strengthen the tissue; Physiotherapy by accessing for any contributing factors and providing a treatment plan; or clinically proven Radial Shockwave Therapy.
Non-Surgical Medical Treatment
The non-surgical medical treatment that decreases muscle contraction associated with heel pain is a non-invasive procedure, with no downtime and minimal pain.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP can assist patients with Plantar Fasciitis by rebuilding and strengthening the inflamed plantar fascia. PRP can initially cause inflammation which is part of the natural healing process, but then fibrinocytes help to build new collagen to heal the plantar fascia. Other healing components of the blood help to rebuild and strengthen the connective tissue lining of the foot.
The healing components of the blood assist in tissue regeneration without the side effects and tissue breakdown that can occur with treatments such as repeated steroid injections.
At Cosmetic Image Clinics we have a resident physiotherapist that can expertly treat Plantar Fasciitis by looking at the biomechanics of the foot to access for any contributing factors such as muscle imbalance or joint hypermobility. Once accessed a treatment plan will be developed to assist with the condition.
The physio may also prescribe a night splint that exerts a gentle sustained stretch on the affected fascia.
Radial Shockwave Therapy
We also offer Radial Shockwave Therapy which is an effective non-surgical, walk-in walk-out procedure with an 80% success rate. This treatment has no downtime or side effects.
Radial Shockwave therapy is carried out by applying a gel to the foot and delivering the shockwave.
It is recommended that patients have three to five Radio Shockwave Therapy treatments at one week intervals, depending on the severity of the Plantar Fasciitis condition.
Radio Shockwave Therapy can also treat Heel Spurs and Achilles Tendonitis.