At Northampton Chiropody Clinic, we specialize in providing comprehensive care and treatment for various foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Our team of experienced podiatrists is dedicated to helping patients find relief and improve their foot health.
About Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes, becomes strained or damaged. Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain, especially in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest, as well as difficulty with walking or standing for extended periods.
Our clinic offers a range of treatment options to help manage and alleviate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. These include:
Orthotic devices to provide support and alignment
Stretching exercises and physical therapy
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
If you are experiencing foot pain or suspect you may have plantar fasciitis, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our clinic. Our knowledgeable podiatrists will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Heel Pain Treatments in Northampton How To Cure Heel Pain
Heel pain can be very painful and has many different causes but by far the most common we see is Plantar Fasciitis (fash-e-eye-tis). Many people have heel pain and can't walk especially first thing in the morning.
Hey everyone! Today, I wanted to talk to you about two treatment options for plantar fasciitis: orthotics and steroid injections.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to provide support and cushioning to the foot. They can help distribute pressure evenly across the foot and reduce the strain on the plantar fascia.
If you're experiencing plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist may recommend orthotics as part of your treatment plan. They can help improve your foot mechanics and reduce the risk of further injury or inflammation. Orthotics can also help relieve pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.
Steroid injections are another treatment option for plantar fasciitis. These injections deliver a powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected area, helping to reduce inflammation and pain. Steroid injections are typically done undertaken in clinic and can provide rapid relief of symptoms.
However, it's important to note that steroid injections are not a long-term solution for plantar fasciitis. They should be used in conjunction with other treatments such as stretching, orthotics, and rest.
If you're experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis, talk to your podiatrist about whether orthotics or steroid injections might be a good option for you. They can help you determine the best course of treatment based on your individual needs and circumstances. With the right care and management, you can get back on your feet and enjoy a pain-free life!
PF is caused by a thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to the toes (plantar Fascia). By far the most common cause of heel pain podiatrists see in clinic. PF is very painful first thing in the morning and feels like a stabbing pain under your foot. PF is common in runners, people with poorly fitting shoes with no arch support and people that are overweight causing the feet to collapse.
The first line of treatment we prescribe is a pair of custom made orthotics (orthopaedic insoles) to prevent your feet collapsing and stretching the plantar fascia. Orthotics are successful in the majority of cases but if the condition persists you may require a corticosteroid injection.