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Plantar Fasciitis Pain? Stop Guessing, Start Analyzing: How Video Gait Analysis Gets You Back on Track

July 01, 20242 min read

Plantar fasciitis – that nagging heel pain that makes every step a test of your patience. You try different stretches, new shoes, or maybe even ice therapy, but the ache just lingers. Feeling lost in the treatment maze? Here at Peak Podiatry, we believe in a targeted approach, and that's where video gait analysis comes in.

Think of it as detective work for your feet! We use high-tech cameras and pressure mats to capture every detail of your walk. It's like watching a slow-motion movie of your feet in action, revealing hidden clues about your biomechanics (a fancy term for how you move).

But how does this translate to conquering plantar fasciitis?

Here's the magic: the detailed insights from gait analysis allow us to create a personalised treatment plan that's laser-focused on YOUR specific needs.

Here's what video gait analysis can reveal:

  • Overpronation: This inward rolling of your foot with each step can put extra stress on the plantar fascia, leading to pain. Gait analysis can show us if this is a contributing factor.

  • Muscle imbalances: Weak or tight muscles can throw off your entire walking pattern. We can identify these imbalances and recommend targeted exercises to improve muscle strength and flexibility.

  • Improper footwear: The wrong shoes can wreak havoc on your feet. A gait analysis can help us determine if your current footwear is contributing to your pain and recommend appropriate options.

By understanding the root cause of your plantar fasciitis, we can tailor a treatment plan that directly addresses the problem. This might include:

  • Custom orthotics: These shoe inserts provide targeted support to correct imbalances and reduce stress on the plantar fascia.

  • Physical therapy exercises: Strengthening and stretching exercises can improve flexibility and stability in the foot and ankle.

  • Other treatment options: Depending on your specific case, we might recommend other therapies like pain medication or night splints.

Remember, you're not alone in your fight against plantar fasciitis pain! At Peak Podiatry, we use advanced technology like video gait analysis to create a personalised roadmap to recovery. Schedule an appointment today, and let's ditch the guesswork and get you back on track to a pain-free future, one confident step at a time!

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