Diagnosis & Treatment
The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is made by checking the patient’s medical history, risk factors present, and the results of their physical examinations, whereby the doctor will identify where the pain is located on the foot, as well as how severe it is.
Plantar fasciitis treatments in Singapore can range from non-surgical to surgical. Most cases of plantar fasciitis do not require surgery to treat; so, surgery is only considered as a last resort if conservative methods do not yield good results.
The most common examples of non-surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis are medication and physiotherapy.
Patients may also be advised to wear orthotics and supportive footwear to limit abnormal foot motion, support the arch, and minimise the stress on the plantar fascia. Applying ice to lessen the pain and inflammation and using crutches to prevent placing the full weight on the patients' feet are also possible forms of heel pain treatments in Singapore.
If non-surgical treatments fail to yield good results, doctors may recommend plantar fasciitis surgery in Singapore or other kinds of procedures, such as:
Patients should take note of their symptoms and when they started. They should be aware of their medical history, activities that they engaged in that may have contributed to developing plantar fasciitis. Medications and other supplements that they are taking should be disclosed as well.
Various heel pain clinics in Singapore advise patients to commit to maintaining a healthy weight, changing old and worn-out athletic shoes for better support, adopting proper sports techniques and getting ample rest in between exercises.
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