Karin Bruckner | Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain Treatment
Karin specialises in nail surgery and does procedures to prevent ingrown toenails from reoccurring. Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is also a special interest of hers. Patients seen by Karin are athletes, retirees, diabetics, children and anyone needing foot care. Her practice is nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in Vredehoek, also known as Devil’s Peak, which is close to the centre of Cape Town with easy access and parking. The surgery is equipped with the latest technology including computerised gait analysis (RSSCAN) equipment, laser, and a nail debriding machine. The laser which is available at the practice allows for treatment of nail fungus infections without the side effects which can result from drug therapy. It’s non-toxic and can treat all ten toes in 15-20 minutes with no downtime.
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Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain Treatment

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Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, in the plantar aspect, in adults. The disorder classically presents with pain that is particularly severe with the first few steps taken in the morning.


In general, plantar fasciitis is self-limiting, however it can continue over some time and become more severe. The symptoms usually resolve more quickly when the treatment plan is started early after the onset of pain.


Therefore, Cape Town podiatrist Karin Brückner suggests a multi-faceted treatment approach from the beginning. Stretching, strengthening exercises, change of shoes, arch supports known as orthotics, night splinting by using a supportive sock and anti-inflammatory agents to make you less symptomatic if necessary.


Usually, plantar fasciitis is treated successfully by tailoring treatment to an individual’s risk factors and lifestyle. Karin says that listening to a patient’s daily routine and lifestyle is most helpful when treating any condition.