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Do you have Plantar fasciitis and what is it ?

Now there are many reasons for heel or foot pain and correct diagnosis is essential so before you do anything, consult your G.P.

Typical symptoms of Plantar fasciitis often present themselves as pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and arch.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining or trauma to the part of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia) and the pain is often as a result of the inflammation in the surrounding tissues.

You may be more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you:

If you exercise on hard surfaces, exercise with a tight calf or heel, overstretch the sole of your foot during exercise, If your on your feet for long durations, wear shoes with poor cushioning or support or are overweight.

Now depending upon the severity of your condition once diagnosed, your treatment options will often range from anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections and even surgery.

However there are other less invasive treatments which you may wish to try first such as physical therapy or Soft Tissue Manipulation.

At my aim is to help reduce your inflammation naturally by means of a combination of soft tissue massage, electrotherapy and cryotherapy.

Quite often all the body needs is a little help with the healing process so the

first thing to do is try icing it for about 5mins at a time for up to 4 times a day, try this for one week.

For more information on how I may be able to help you or to book an appointment

why not give me a call. Chris 07887 898159

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