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)

Featured image attributed to: Oto Zapletal, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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