People Suffering For Different Foot Injuries

Jill Hunter Podiatry caters reliable and cost-effective podiatry services in Perth for a variety of foot and ankle problems. Owner Jill has extensive experience with people in private as well as public sectors. She has experience with aged care, diabetes & paediatrics too. She is ardent about sports and has also worked for rugby, soccer and WAFL clubs.

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Self-Myofascial Release Tools

Self-Myofascial Release Tools
There is a hell lot of SMR tools available in different sizes, shapes, density and textures. Some of the tools are cylindrical foam rollers, vibrating cylindrical rollers with texture, hand-held massage rollers, balls and trigger point massaging tools.

Choosing foam rolls
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When it comes to foam roll, it is important to consider its density and functionality. For instance, patients who are new to SMR must opt for a less denser foam roll. If the foam roll is too much rigid and dense, it may cause pain and discomfort. As a result the user may either get tensed or cease to perform the implementation. Thus, using a softer foam roll is recommendable. As soon as the patient becomes accustomed to SMR, more rigid and/or textured foam rolls can be applied to acquire deeper pressure. However, before applying any of the SMR it is advisable to proceed as mentioned by a podiatrist in Perth.

In addition, all of the body parts may not be effectively or safely targeted using a foam roller. They are mostly cervical spine/neck, shoulders, upper trapezius and arms. In these cases, using a hand-held trigger-point massager or massage balls can be the best option. This option can also prove to better for obese patients or those with orthopedic limitations finding it difficult getting up and down off of the floor.

Performing Self-Myofascial Release
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When rolling a foam, it is important to slowly roll upon the muscle group till a tender spot is located, which likely indicates the presence of a trigger point. Once you spot the tender spot, sustained pressure on that spot must be applied until pain and tenderness subside by approx 75 percent. The process is usually recommendable for 30 to 90 seconds depending on the condition of an individual and the ability to relax. Be sure, that the goals of SMR is to reduce unwanted muscular tension and hypertonicity of muscles. This is the reason why an individual must not tense up during the process and should consciously relax, even if mild discomfort is felt.

Massage roller
When using a hand-held massage roller, the user must apply slow and consistent pressure while sweeping across the muscle. Avoid rushing or creating a lot of friction across the skin.

Lastly, when performing SMR, it is important to maintain several precautions. It is advised not to perform SMR on varicose veins or skin lesions, contagious skin conditions, eczema, and sunburns. Patients with chronic conditions like advanced diabetes, osteoporosis or undergoing chemotherapy must not forget to consult with a podiatrist in Perth before trying SMR.

Importance Of Low Level Laser Treatment

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Low level laser therapy or LLLT is a kind of treatment for various conditions of the feet and ankles, using laser to induce a photochemical reaction at cellular level. The laser light is penetrated through the tissues and is absorbed by the cells to convert into energy. This energy boost the metabolic rate on the applied person.

The treatment produces invisible wavelength that goes deep into the tissues. It has been seen that LLLT can boost the metabolic rate of a body and thus, cause effective stimulation to repair the damaged tissues and relieve the pain. LLLT proves to be an effective treatment in promoting and accelerating the healing power of lower limbs.

What are the key benefits?

  • Patients undergoing the treatment experience ease in curing chronic wounds and pains without any side effects. It is recommended that you consult with the best podiatrist in Perth so that the treatment is applied properly.

  • When laser therapy is introduced in a human body, the musculoskeletal conditions relax naturally.

  • Patients with soft tissue conditions and pain respond quickly with one or two treatments. Severe conditions may vary with duration and often require a minimum 5 to 10 treatments. In each session, the treatment process does not take much time when compared to traditional laser treatments.

  • Low level laser treatment is associated with reduced infection and post surgery scarring.

How the does the unique treatment works?

  • Scientific explanation: Low level laser therapy primarily works on a protein in mitochondria to increase the ATP level and reduces the oxidative stress. This creates a biological flow of intracellular and mitochondrial downstream effects which in turn enhances the tissues to get repaired quickly and reduce inflammation.

  • Natural explanation: Low level laser therapy increases the level of energy in the affected area to create enhanced inflammatory response. This increases the rate of healing power and reduces inflammation, which in turn decreases the pain in the area.

Treatment process

Acute: It is recommended to go for at least two sessions in each week and carry the routine for about three weeks. If a patient does not get quick results, then also he/she must carry on with it until the acute pain and inflammation starts to decrease.
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Chronic: It is recommended to go for two sessions in a week and carry on for at least six weeks. Following the routine until resolution of pain is important.
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However, this is just a basic treatment process. The best way to go ahead is to consult with a podiatrist in Perth.