Plantar Fasciitis.South West Podiatry
Heel pain month and exploring Plantar fasciitis
What is plantar Fasciitis?
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot and inserts into the heel. This tissue can be damaged, torn or overloaded with increased activity levels on the foot, or increased body weight. Microdamage and swelling occurs under the heel, leading to increased collagen turnover and scar tissue formation. This causes chronic thickening of the plantar fascia that can easily be identified by scanning the foot with the use of diagnostic ultrasound.
The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are:
- Pain on the bottom of the heel.
- Pain in the arch of the foot.
- Pain is worse in the morning.
- Pain that increases over a period of time.
How can South West Podiatry help resolve your heel pain?
Our experienced Foot & Ankle team will assess your concern during an initial consultation and provide you with an appropriate management plan that may include:
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
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.