Heel

Plantar Fasciitis: pain in the heel?

“Plantar fasciitis” (or as one of my patients called it once “planty flappy-itis”), is one of the most common foot or heel problems we see.

Sometimes called “policeman’s heel”, this nickname is given to the sharp foot pain when walking or putting weight on your heel for a long time. Anyone can get it, and you would definitely know if you had it. It hurts. A lot.

If you are unlucky enough to get it and don’t deal with it appropriately, it can go on for months (or sometimes years) and can become extremely difficult to be rid of.

Thought to be inflammation in the tissue running across the bottom of the foot, typical signs are:

  • Sharp pain when first putting the heel on the ground (especially in the mornings)
  • Easing with walking, but slowly returning
  • A “burning” sensation in the heel that doesn’t seem to ease

There are many causes and risk factors, and it’s important to get properly assessed before deciding on an appropriate treatment plan.

Shockwave Plantar Fasciitis

Fortunately, one treatment option we offer is Radial Shockwave Therapy. This has been shown to be an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis and we’ve seen some great results so far.

  “After 4 years of crippling pain and tears shockwave was suggested to me by a friend. I can honestly say Shockwave changed my life!! Pain free, back to running and wearing any type of shoe after 8-10 weeks. Amazing ⭐️ Chris and his team are extremely professional, helpful and friendly. The treatments have a slightly strange sensation but not painful. Affordable treatments too (but the relief is priceless!). I cannot recommend this service and treatment highly enough.”

We have two treatment options available at our clinic in Stafford, either Acute (less than three month history), or Chronic (more than three months). Both include advice and exercises. For more information, including costs, please visit our dedicated Shockwave Therapy page.

Let us help you to achieve better health. You can book an appointment with us by calling 01785 530911 or alternatively you can book using our online diary.

We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

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Hip pain replacement

Hip or groin pain

If you regularly read my articles, you may know that I love to be active. Recently though, low back, hip or groin pain have stopped me in my tracks. Yes, even us chiropractors aren’t immune from pain or injury! Fortunately, I know how to deal with it which often means that I can help you too!

For those that are also struggling and can’t get around so easily, I know how frustrating it can be and I’ll do all I can to help you back to activity. However, when it comes to more complicated joints like the hip, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain. It may not be the hip at all!

The hip joint is a hugely important joint in our ability to move well and stabilise through the rest of the body, particularly the spine. There are a multitude of muscles and other tissues that attach across the hip, pelvis and torso which help to keep us stable through our everyday movements like squatting or bending. If these tissues are not coordinating and contracting adequately, possibly due to injury, restriction or neurological misfiring, then pain and dysfunction can often occur. Over time this can lead to poor movement, weakness, instability and (if long-term), arthritic changes.

Hip and groin pain

It could even be that your pain is not coming from the hip at all – it may be your lower back or sacro-iliac joint thats causing all the trouble. The best way to find out is to get checked over.

No matter what your problem, we will look to help you to address any underlying causes, empowering you in improving and maintaining your health.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

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Massage Therapy Stafford

Massage therapy Stafford booking available!

Hello everyone! We hope you are well during these tough times, and getting a bit of spring sunshine. We are pleased to say that we are now taking bookings again for massage therapy in Stafford! BOOK ONLINE or call 01785 530911 for an appointment.

From 12th April we are back, fully open for Chiropractic, Shockwave and Massage Therapy with all appropriate “Covid Safe” procedures in place (as we have always had since we opened).

I know Matt and Liesa are really pleased to be back after not being able to work since December. Online bookings are now open for all of our services again, particularly sports and remedial massage in Stafford, but you can also call 01785 530911 for an appointment.

SPorts and Remedial Massage

There’s been a few small updates to our procedures and changes since we re-opened. If you’d like to keep up to date with them, please visit our page at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 (Stafford) or 01952 825042 (Newport), or Contact Us and we will book you in or get in touch ASAP.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Gardening and Chiropractic

Gardening and back pain

Well, we’ve had a miserable and wet winter, but things are looking up! Recent events can all soon get you down, but my hope grows that we might finally get some sunnier and drier weather so we can all brighten up and get outside more with family and friends. I think we are all looking forward to that again. Many people (including my other half), are also looking forward to being back in the garden and getting their hands dirty, but sometimes gardening can give you back pain!

Most of the painful conditions I see are typically avoidable. If you struggle with poor mobility in the spine, hips or ankles then bending or squatting to work in the garden can leave you open to an increased risk of injury. This risk is increased further if you also spend a long period of time in one position or doing the same repetitive task under load.

Don’t start with heavy-duty gardening. Warm up with the lighter jobs, like mowing the lawn, and then move on to something else.

Mix it up. It is important to vary your activity every 30 minutes or so rather than be in one position for too long.

If you are laying a patio or dong any heavy lifting, keep the object close to your body and bend through your knees and hips. It is sometimes better to bend one knee rather than two to pick up or move objects (also known as a ‘golfers lift’) as your supporting leg gives you a position of strength.

If you are having any problems or gardening causes you back pain, then Chiropractic care could help. This may be in the short term for symptomatic relief, or with long term preventative or maintenance care to maintain good movement and function.

No matter what your problem, we will look to help you to address any underlying causes, empowering you in improving and maintaining your health.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

Shockwave therapy

Persistent pain or injury? Shockwave could help

We are open, and Shockwave Therapy may be able to help.

If you suffer with long term soft tissue or joint problems that don’t seem to be settling, including: plantar fasciitis; heel spurs; shoulder calcification; Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow; then Shockwave Therapy is an option!

Radial Shockwave therapy is a safe, proven and effective, non-invasive way to treat various long term joint and soft tissue complaints, including:

  • Foot & ankle pain (Achilles tendinopathy; plantar fasciitis; heel spurs)
  • Shoulder pain (calcification; tendonitis)
  • Hip pain (bursitis)
  • Knee pain (patellar tendonitis)
  • Elbow pain (tennis and golfers elbow)
  • Muscular pain (trigger points)

Shockwave

We’ve seen some great results so far, and have some very happy clients, including Kerry who says:

  “After 4 years of crippling pain and tears shockwave was suggested to me by a friend. I can honestly say Shockwave changed my life!! Pain free, back to running and wearing any type of shoe after 8-10 weeks. Amazing ⭐️ Chris and his team are extremely professional, helpful and friendly. The treatments have a slightly strange sensation but not painful. Affordable treatments too (but the relief is priceless!). I cannot recommend this service and treatment highly enough.”

We have two treatment options available at our clinic in Stafford, either Acute (less than three month history), or Chronic (more than three months). Both include advice and exercises. For more information, including costs, please visit our dedicated Shockwave Therapy page.

Let us help you to achieve better health. You can book an appointment with us by calling 01785 530911 or alternatively you can book using our online diary.

We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

Christmas hours

Happy Christmas! Our opening hours…

Here’s to a happy Christmas and New Year 2020 and an even better 2021! If you’d like an appointment before the New Year, you’d better get in quick, as we will be closing over the festive period. Our hours are below…

Our online store will also be closing over the holiday break to allow for postage and relaxation time. If you’d like some gift ideas, see our Gift Idea page before it closes on the 21st December.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

From all of us at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness, we hope you enjoy your Christmas and New Year break. See you in (hopefully) a happier 2021!

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

We are open

We are back!

Hello again! We hope you are well during these tough times, and at least enjoy some sort of Christmas 🙂 Although Staffordshire is still in Tier 3 after the latest lockdown, we are now able to offer you all of our services again 🙂

Chiropractic and Shockwave Covid

That means that we are back, fully open for Chiropractic, Shockwave and Massage Therapy with all appropriate “Covid Safe” procedures in place (as we have always had since we opened).

I know Matt and Liesa are really pleased to be back after not being able to work in November. Online bookings are now open for sports and remedial massage again in Stafford, but you can also call 01785 530911 for an appointment.

Massage Therapy Stafford

There’s been a few small updates to our procedures and changes since we re-opened. If you’d like to keep up to date with them, please visit our page at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 (Stafford) or 01952 825042 (Newport), or Contact Us and we will book you in or get in touch ASAP.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Gift Vouchers

Need gift ideas? Our web store is open!

If you would like some gift ideas AND would like to support a small local business this year, we have some good suggestions for you in our online store.

Our popular pillows are back in stock

The Complete Sleeprrr pillow has always been popular ever since we started selling it around 9 years ago and the demand online particularly has has been amazing. This may be because there doesn’t appear to be many places that sell a pillow that is so adjustable. Many of our clients find this pillow to be the most comfortable and modifiable pillow they have tried, and compared to other orthopaedic pillows is very good value.

Memory Foam pillow

For more information, please see our Complete Sleeprrr product page.

What about a gift voucher?

If you know someone who would benefit from massage, chiropractic or shockwave treatment, then a fantastic gesture would be to get them a gift voucher.  They last for up to 12 months and I’m sure they would appreciate it!

Gift Vouchers

For more information, please see our Gift Vouchers product page.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

From all of us at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness, we hope you enjoy your Christmas and New Year break. See you in (hopefully) a happier 2021!

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

SPorts and Remedial Massage

We are now open for massage, chiropractic & shockwave!

Hello again! We hope you are well 🙂 We’ve been back open for Chiropractic and Shockwave for over a month now with our qualified Chiropractor Chris, and even though it’s been different, we hope you haven’t noticed too much of a change.

Although all of the extra cleaning procedures, spacing out of appointments and PPE mean that our costs have actually increased and we are seeing less people, to help our patients during these tough times, we are keeping our prices the same for now. Hopefully it’ll get back to normal soon, but unfortunately we may have to see how it goes over the next few months as to whether we need to increase our charges a little to cover the extra costs.

It’s been a tough time for small businesses like ours over the last few months, and will continue to be tough for a while yet. We are asking for your help by simply letting other people know we are here. It only takes a few minutes, so if you’re happy to help us please do.

You can do this by giving us positive reviews on Google, or by hitting the like or “Invite friends” (click the three dots “…” then “Invite friends” option in the page menu next to the “Share” button) on our Facebook pages. We would really appreciate the support 🙂

Stafford Massage Room

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Newport Clinic

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That being said, we are relatively busy at the moment. Lock-down seems to have brought about a few aches and pains! Chris has increased his clinic hours from the start of August to cope with demand, and also started seeing new chiropractic patients face to face again. He will also be changing his hours slightly from September.

The biggest news is that Sports and Remedial massage therapy will be starting up again from August! Yay!

SPorts and Remedial Massage Therapy

Yes, Matt and Liesa are back! Again, there will be some procedural changes, but hopefully you won’t notice anything significant. Online bookings are now open for sports and remedial massage in Stafford, but you can also call 01785 530911 for an appointment..

There’s been a few small updates to our procedures and changes since we re-opened. If you’d like to keep up to date with them, please visit our page at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

Best wishes, All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 (Stafford) or 01952 825042 (Newport), email or message via FaceBook (see links at bottom of page) and we will book you in ASAP. Those who have been in touch, we will try and contact you directly to get you booked in.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Chiropractic and Shockwave Covid

We are open for Chiropractic and Shockwave!

Monday 6th July 2020

Hi to all our lovely patients and friends!

It’s been a tough time for us all over the last few months, but as of last week, we have opened our doors for Chiropractic and Shockwave treatments to anyone who needs our help.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff are paramount, and we’ve been working really hard behind the scenes to make significant changes to our procedures to enable us to see you again. You can read about all the new Covid-19 procedures and the measures we are taking at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

Best wishes, All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Clinic hours will be reduced for the time being, and unfortunately massage is still not available until possibly August. Although there will be no full time reception cover in Newport, if you leave a message we will get back to you within 24 hours, or you can get in touch using one of the methods below.

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 or 01952 825042, email or message via FaceBook (see links at bottom of page) and we will book you in ASAP. Those who have been in touch, we will try and contact you directly to get you booked in.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness