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Part 4 | Plantar Fascia/ plantar heel pain | Wimbledon | Maidenhead

Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:

Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition.  South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health.  In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common form of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain.  It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.

Part 4 :

Parts 1 and 2 looked at flexibility of the calf complex.  In particular the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.  Part 3 discussed how releasing the myofascial layers and stretching the plantar fascial layers can also have a positive outcome and start to decrease symptoms of heel and arch pain.  Part 4 looks at some of the research by Rathleff et al, looking at how loading the plantar fascia and improving strength within the calf complex, feet and ankles can significantly improve pain levels at 12 months. Check the random control trial out here: Click here

Stretching the calf complex and plantar fascial layers like in rehabilitation video’s parts; 1,2 and 3 will significantly improve tolerance and therefore your compliance of the next rehabilitation video which is similar to the Rathleff et al research.

The podiatrist will guide you through the exercise and discuss with you, when your lower legs are ready to tolerate this exercise.

Your free Plantar Fascia loading rehabilitation Video :


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Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE.  Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here:  Insurance and Fee’s. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.

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