What can you do yourself to help relieve Plantar Fasciitis?
- Application of ice to the heel area after prolonged activity .
- Wear supportive shoes with a stiff heal counter (the part of the shoe which wraps around the heel) and a good arch. A well made running or walking shoe is a good example.
- Sometimes a shoe with a moderately high heel will relieve pressure on the fascia (you should try this unless directed to by a Podiatrist).
- Use a prefabricated pronation control orthotic in your shoe, such as the Heelform Pro orthotic shoe insert.
What treatments might a Podiatrist give for Plantar Fasciitis?
- Teach specific stretching and strengthening exercises to stretch plantar fascia and strengthen the small intrinsic muscles which stabilize the arch.
- Control faulty foot function with orthotics.
- Inject powerful anti-inflammatory medication to calm inflammation around the painful area.
- Apply tape or padding to relieve strain on the plantar fascia.
- Administer physical therapy, ie ultrasound.
- Prescribe special splints to help stretch the fascia.
- Because there are many causes of heel pain the treatment will be designed specifically for you.
- Offer Cryosurgery treatment for Plantar Fasciitis.
With nearly five years of Plantar Fasciitis cryosurgery behind us, we are now the most experienced Podiatric cryosurgery clinic outside of North America.
If you have heel pain from Plantar Fasciitis or foot neuroma and are seeking a cure or remedy for this painful condition, we can offer cryosurgery treatment for plantar fasciitis at our clinic in Sheffield, UK.
Please contact us for further information and to book an appointment.