Plantar fasciitis (PF)

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most stubborn of them all? 

Plantar Fascilitis digramIf there was one condition that epitomises stubbornness… it has to be plantar fasciitis.

If musculoskeletal conditions lived in the world of fantasy then plantar fasciitis would have to be the villain.

We are lucky to live in a very exciting time of progressive research that leads to evolving opinions from various gurus across the globe. However in the case of plantar fasciitis there is a degree of uncertainty as to how it is best managed and how it is even caused in the first place.

There are several factors that can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis. If you are someone who has experienced it or is currently experiencing it you will know that it can hang around for a loooong time and in some cases even come back even after shaking it off the first time!

Luckily our therapists here at the clinic have a few tricks up their sleeves to give them an advantage when taking on this  villain. We approach plantar fasciitis on a case by case basis. After all there is no one-size fits all approach, as this condition can be caused by a variety of different factors.

Firstly we sit down with you and find out all the information about how your symptoms behave. We then carry out a thorough assessment to confirm plantar fasciitis is the cause of your issues. We then work together with you to devise a treatment plan that is achievable in everyone’s busy schedules. We also use manual therapy techniques, taping and often involve the specialist knowledge of our podiatrists in the fight against your plantar fasciitis.

On the rare occasion the initial treatment plan is unsuccessful our therapists have another trick up their sleeves.  If someone’s plantar fasciitis is really persistent, evidence shows that Shockwave Therapy can be a really effective treatment for this stubborn pathology. For more information on how Shockwave Therapy has been shown to improve plantar fasciitis and a range of other pathologies have a look at our Shockwave blogs! Our tricks don’t stop here, we can even consider cortisone injections for the most persistent of plantar fasciitis. Don’t just take our word for it…..this is what some fellow plantar fasciitis sufferers have said about their experience of treatment at the Back & body clinic:

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A single blast from the Shockwave machine was enough to rid me of a chronic episode of plantar fasciitis. It made a huge impact, so much so that within 10 days it was all but eradicated and with a few more exercises I was pain free within 14 days and have been since.

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I had Shockwave Therapy for plantar fasciitis…it was very effective and i am delighted with the results.  My pain levels have reduced considerably and I am now fully mobile and am back playing tennis and golf without any pain.  I would highly recommend this treatment for plantar fasciitis suffers.

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So if you feel that you have gone on long enough with that annoying pain in your foot, or maybe it is just starting to become a nuisance come and see one of our therapists today and they’ll help get you back on track!

Luke Girvan
Luke has worked with patients to help resolve various musculoskeletal conditions. In addition he has worked with patients recovering from surgery, acute traumatic brain injuries and those living with long-term neurological conditions. His collaborative approach, excellent assessment and treatment skills and consistent delivery of the highest standards of quality care ensure patients reach their goals.

With over 10 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Luke has worked with a diverse population of clients including adolescents, elderly and both semi-professional and professional sports men and women.

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