Heel and Foot Pain Treatment in Fornham
Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for a simple and common problem. In fact, around one in ten of us will suffer from it at some point. It refers to a nasty inflammation to the base of the foot resulting in heel pain, and often heel spurs. Feeling pain just a few centimetres forward from the heel is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis.
At Fornham Chiropractic Clinic, we are skilled at treating plantar fasciitis and other sources of inflammation.
If you find that your are experiencing pain at the base of your foot that refuses to go away, get in touch with our expert team today by calling 01284 220202 or emailing [email protected].
Fornham Chiropractic Clinic: effective treatment for heel and foot pain
Plantar fasciitis is an odd problem that can be tricky to manage. While rest is a great healer, spending too long off your feet can cause the problem to flare up even worse – which is why sufferers tend to find the problem at its worst in the morning. On the other hand, long walks can aggravate your plantar fasciitis, so it is important to find the right balance of regular easy but easy exercise can help it.
Those who are most at risk of developing the condition are people who spend a lot of time on their feet, whether walking, running, or even doing a job which requires a lot of standing. Those who have changed exercise surface are also at risk, such as changing from running on a treadmill to on a road. Sudden weight increase and bad arch support can also bring on the condition.
However, sometimes there is no obvious cause for plantar fasciitis, and this is particularly true in older people. The condition is not, as many believe, the result of a bony growth or ‘spur’ from the heel. Lots of people have a spur of the heel bone, but not everybody develops plantar fasciitis.
There is no one specific treatment which cures plantar fasciitis, but combining a series of relevant treatments does aid recovery. Here at Fornham Chiropractic Clinic we have a detailed set of treatments which can be individually tailored to your condition.
Firstly, we’ll advise that you rest the foot sufficiently.
We will also scan your soles using state of the art footscan technology. These scans can detect whether your arches have dropped, indicating that they contribute to your pain. If this is the case, we’ll prescribe custom-made orthotics, which speed recovery and support the arches in your foot. This has been proven to relieve the tension of plantar fasciitis and ease the discomfort. These orthotics are individually crafted to accommodate and support your feet. They can also be modified with extra cushioning to make them even more comfortable.
Cross friction is another technique we use at Fornham Chiropractic Clinic, and this can help stimulate the blood supply to the plantar fascia. This promotes the recovery of your tissue, especially when combined with gentle stretches to your Achilles tendon and plantar fascia.
With these measures in place, your symptoms can be eased. We know how painful and debilitating plantar fasciitis can be, so we are dedicated to treating your condition and giving you your life back.
Fornham Chiropractic Clinic views the body holistically, as a system of connected specialised parts. Each part has a job to do: the bones, muscles and ligaments provide the support structure, and the feet act as the foundation of your body. If your feet aren’t correctly supported, the rest of your body can feel the consequences.
The Feet – Masterpieces of Engineering
All of us are guilty of taking our feet for granted. Yet each of our feet is actually a masterpiece, made up of 33 joints, 26 bones and over 100 ligaments, tendons and muscles. Issues in the feet can result in problems all over your body, from your ankles to your knees, hips and back.
Using custom-made orthotics to tackle feet related problems can improve and prevent all sorts of symptoms, not just plantar fasciitis. These include ankle pain, shin pain, knee pain, forefoot pain and policeman’s heel.
The aim of our custom-made insoles and foot treatments is to reduce pain and pressure, provide support, improve pelvic alignment, and even reduce knee stress and lower limb torsion.
Plantar Fasciitis treatment near Bury St Edmunds
If you are suffering from heel and foot pain, why not contact the team at Fornham Chiropractic Clinic. We are conveniently based within easy reach of Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area, treating patients from across Suffolk who come to us for specialist, holistic healthcare.
Contact our expert team today by calling 01284 220202 or emailing [email protected].