Are you feeling pain such as a burning or ache on the bottom of your foot around the heel and arch, particularly when you start walking after sleeping or resting or when you go up the stairs?
Does the pain on the bottom of your foot feel better during exercise, but flares up after resting owing to increased irritation or inflammation?
Do you find it difficult to raise your toes off the floor?
👉 You could have plantar fasciitis!
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia at the site where the fascia (a tough band of fibrous tissue) attaches under the heel bone. It’s the most common cause of discomfort around this area.
👇 What you can do to help:
- Rest and use ice packs on the affected area
- Try and reduce the load on the plantar fascia
- Avoid exercising on hard surfaces
- Get the correct trainers properly fitted for sport or wear shoes that offer some cushioning if you are on your feet for long periods
- Gentle stretches to the calf and hamstrings can alleviate some of the foot pain
👇 What we can help you with:
- Strengthen your lower leg muscles, helping to stabilise your walk and lessen the workload on your plantar fascia
- Assess your biomechanical posture and diagnose the source of the condition
- Provide treatments such as deep tissue massage to loosen the fascia that have become painfully tight over time, relaxing them back into their normal posture
- Provide other treatments such as acupuncture, taping or ultrasound to help address to issue and relieve the pain
📞 If you are suffering any of these symptoms and need some help, please call 01634 817242.