Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Norwich

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers in Norwich and Norfolk

The Norfolk Clinic provides professional Osteopathic treatment for patients suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in the Norwich area. Continue reading to find out more regarding Plantar Fasciitis and the thing we can do to treat this painful condition.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is thickening of the Plantar Fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs underneath the sole of your foot. The thickening can be a result of a recent injury, damage or an accumulation or small injuries that have occurred over the years. Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, causing pain under the heel and under the middle part of your foot. Receiving treatment for Plantar Fasciitis helps to speed up the recovery and makes the time you are suffering with the pain much shorter. This type of heel pain is often found to be worse in the morning straight after you wake up, when sitting for long periods of time, or at the beginning of a sports activity. People that have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis describe the pain as a burning sensation or as if a nail had been driven to your heel. However, the pain of Plantar Fasciitis can be reduced with regular specialised treatment and exercises. If you are suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in Norwich, we encourage you to contact The Norfolk Clinic today for fast and effective results.

Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

There are many causes of Plantar Fasciitis, some of the most common include:

  • Constant stress or strain on the feet- spending the majority of the day on your feet
  • Recent weight gain – as this puts additional pressure on the feet
  • Changes in activity – making recent or sudden increase in intensity to your exercise routine
  • Unsuitable footwear – if your shoes are worn out or the soles have no cushioning
  • Tightness of the Achilles tendon – this causes stress onto your heel and foot
  • Rheumatic conditions – if you suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Ankylosing Spondylitis, Plantar Fasciitis may be part of your condition
  • Heel spurs
  • High arched (cavus) or flat feet

Suffering with Plantar Fasciitis is very common, around 1 in 10 people will get Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their life. It is more popular for people between 40-60, but it can occur at any age. Anyone can suffer with Plantar Fasciitis at any age, so it’s always good to know that The Norfolk Clinic in Norwich is here and ready to help you overcome your pains with effective treatment to help you get back to your daily duties.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

There are certain ways to try and prevent Plantar Fasciitis. If you are looking to prevent suffering with Plantar Fasciitis, The Norfolk Clinic recommend:

  • Regularly changing your training shoes used for running, walking or any other exercise
  • Wearing shoes that have good cushioning in the heels
  • Losing weight if you are overweight
  • Avoiding standing for long periods at a time if possible
  • Regularly stretching the Plantar Fascia, especially before exercise
  • Completing regular exercises for your foot and heels

 

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at The Norfolk Clinic

The Norfolk Clinic provides effective treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, to help relieve inflammation and any pains in your heel or foot. Plantar Fasciitis can be long lasting and without treatment can last months and even years. If you are suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in Norwich, Norfolk please be sure to come along to The Norfolk Clinic today. We will work closely with you, providing specialist treatment for your heel and foot pains, ensuring you get you back to feeling yourself as soon as possible.