Osteopathy can help people suffering with plantar fasciitis by reducing inflammation and pain in the foot. It can also help improve the alignment of the foot and ankle, removing pressure so that plantar fasciitis can heal. At OsteoWellbeing, we can also provide you with insoles to help improve the posture of your feet and prevent problems reoccurring.
Want to talk to us about plantar fasciitis, or general pain affecting your feet? We’re here to help. Call 020 3759 6474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an initial consultation with an experienced osteopath.
What symptoms might you be experiencing?
Plantar fasciitis can cause you to experience the following issues:
- Pain at the bottom of your foot, particularly on the inside and towards the heel
- Pain that goes into your ankle and calf muscle on a particular side
- Pain immediately on walking, after sleeping or resting your foot
- Difficulty raising toes off the floor
- Pain that eases during exercise but returns afterwards
If you’re experiencing these issues, you could have plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the tissue (the plantar fascia) connecting your heel bone and toes. It runs along the bottom of your foot, which is why it’s common to feel pain in this area. We can help you accurately diagnose the issue and make sure you receive the appropriate treatment.
What can cause plantar fasciitis?
- Dropped arches of the feet
- Footwear with little or no support
- Leg length difference (one leg may be longer than the other)
- Restricted ankles or tight calves
- Being overweight – especially a sudden increase in weight
We can get to the bottom of the cause and make sure you receive appropriate treatment to heal plantar fasciitis and rid you of pain. It’s important you get the correct diagnosis from a professional to make sure you receive appropriate treatment.
How can osteopathy help with plantar fasciitis
We begin by assessing your symptoms and examining you to make sure plantar fasciitis is the correct diagnosis. We then create a tailored treatment plan to help you.
Improve the mobility
of your ankle, and relieve tension in the sole of your foot and your calf. This can be done using massage, dry needling, muscle energy techniques, articulations, and many more techniques.
Strengthen and increase
the mobility of your foot and ankle area. Osteopaths can give you exercises to help, which might include rising to your tiptoes, or making circular motions with your ankles.
Help you adjust
your exercise and take part in sports safely. We can assess you and ensure you are doing exercise with the correct form, reducing any irritation of the plantar fascia when undertaking activities such as running or squatting.
Help you heal
and prevent plantar fasciitis reoccurring. We can provide you with insoles for your shoes, which we can heat and mould to make sure they’re tailored to your needs.
Tips for dealing with plantar fasciitis
but especially when exercising or standing for long periods of time. Being barefoot is fine when standing on soft surfaces, but try to avoid prolonged periods of time or heavy impact exercise on a hard surface without supportive footwear.
your calves daily.
raised to reduce inflammation.
The most important thing is getting the correct diagnosis. Come and see a member of our team so we can properly diagnose your foot pain and make sure you’re getting the correct treatment.
solving long-term foot pain
Find out how we helped our patient recover from plantar fasciitis and pain that never fully went away.
Our patient came into the clinic suffering with pain under his left foot. A month earlier, he had been horse riding with the incorrect footwear and his foot had hurt ever since. He had never previously had any problems with his left foot, but he had injured his right Achilles tendon when playing badminton eight years ago.
We carried out several treatments which really helped his pain levels, but he was finding the pain never fully went away – he was on his feet a lot, so he couldn’t rest properly. We also gave him a few exercises to do daily, and he bought a special sock to wear at night that helped to stretch his calf. With a combination of treatment, exercises, the sock and the correct footwear, he is now pain free and no longer has an issue with his left foot.
How else can we help?
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