Cheshire Foot Clinic
The most commonly stated cause of heel pain in patients coming to our clinic is plantar fasciitis.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that stretches between the heel and middle part of the foot. It supports the arch of your foot.
This condition is often caused by overuse such as excessive running, standing or walking. Wearing shoes that do not support your arch or cushion your feet can also result in plantar fasciitis. (“Plantar fasciitis | Nuffield Health”)
What are the symptoms?
Foot pain on is the primary symptom. If you have plantar fasciitis the bottom of your foot may be very sore and tender to the touch. Often your symptoms will be worse when first getting out of bed in the morning or after a period of rest.
How is plantar fasciitis treated?
As with any injury plantar fasciitis can take several months to heal. Our Podiatrist may recommend a treatment programme and will work with you to help you get back to your activities without pain. Treatments include:
- Footwear changes
- A programme of rehabilitation exercises, stretching
- changes in activity until the pain subsides
- Shockwave therapy
More cushioned footwear with good support may ease your symptoms.
Our Podiatrist may prescribe an exercise rehabilitation program to gently stretch and strengthen your plantar fascia and lower limb enabling you to return to exercise.
Over the counter pain relief such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen may also help.
If your plantar fasciitis problems have been troubling you for a while and have become chronic, our Podiatrist may recommend a course of Shockwave Therapy.
If you want to find out more about shockwave therapy for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: Book an Appointment
If you need help please call 01565 655840 or email our team for advice with your booking.
Chat to us about your problem or download a copy of our leaflet:
Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis