Heel Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis In Geelong.

Discover effective treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis will affect 10% of the population in their lifetime

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Characterised by pain under or just in front of the heel, Plantar Fasciitis can range from sharp stabbing sensations to persistent aches. Learn about its common symptoms and how to find relief below.

What Plantar Fasciitis can feel like

Apart from the obvious, there are a few common traits we see with Plantar Fasciitis. There will be pain under the heel or just in front of the heel is a common symptom. You might notice it when the heel hits the ground or when the heel comes off the floor. It can range from a sharp stabbing feeling to an ache and everything in between.

You might notice it’s worse when you get out of bed in the morning or after you have been sitting at your desk or getting out of the car. This is a very common symptom and helps us out a lot getting to the right diagnosis.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The cause can be multifactorial. Sudden increases in your walking, running or activity is a common cause as well as the types of footwear you might be wearing. Have you rolled your ankle lately? That can often lead to heel pain. Other causes can be stress, medical conditions, medications and body weight.

Does having flat feet cause Plantar Faciitis?

What your foot type is irrelevant. There is no definitive proof that having flat feet will lead to heel pain. Feet of all shapes, sizes, colours and smells can lead to heel pain.

How do I get rid of Plantar Fasciitis?

See a Podiatrist to start with. Getting an accurate diagnosis is key as it is not always the fascia that is the cause.
There are numerous ways a Podiatrist can help you out. Ranging from manual therapy, exercise prescription, orthoses, Shockwave Therapy, footwear and others. The key is to follow the treatment plan.

How long does it take to go away?

Heel pain is notorious to hang around for a while. It can be anywhere from 1 week to several months after commencing management. 2 big factors that can determine how long you have it for are seeking treatment early after the onset of symptoms and sticking to the treatment plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

95 Nicholas Street, Newtown VIC 3220
We are located on Nicholas Street around the corner from Enzo Pennys butcher.

Is There Parking Available?

There is plenty of parking in front of the building and along Nicholas Street.

Large parking area located at the rear of the practice.

How Long Are Appointments?

If it is your first visit, please allow for 1 hour, except for 30mins for General Podiatry. You will be advised before your appointment through booking confirmation or staff as to how long it will be.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Along with yourself please bring any relevant imaging such as Xray’s, MRIs, Ultrasounds ect that you may have. Any referral you may have been given from Doctors or others. If you are seeing the Podiatrist please bring any relevant footwear, such as shoes you work in, run in, play sport in or is giving you pain. If you are able to wear or bring with you shorts or active wear, this will allow us to assess the lower limbs much more effectively.

How Can I Cancel My Appointment?

Cancellation Policy
We have a 24-hour cancellation and non-attendance policy. Please notify us as soon as you are able so we can offer the time to someone else. Failure to notify us of your cancellation may incur a $60 charge.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We have an onsite HICAPS machine to claim any Health Fund rebates for Physiotherapy and Podiatry (please check your health fund for rebates as each fund and level of cover is different). We are also able to claim GP referred care plans on site (please note there is a gap after a care plan rebate depending on your appointment).

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The Collective Body Consult™ is our unique, innovative assessment model which combines both Physiotherapy and Podiatry together in the same initial appointment.

By utilising the experience and expertise of two health professionals in the one consultation, we are able to thoroughly discuss and assess your pain or concern in depth.