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Podiatrists Heal Heels #PodsHealHeels

What is #PodsHealHeels? #PodsHealHeels is a national campaign to build awareness of what podiatrists can do. Why Heels? 10% of people experience heel pain. It is the most common sports injury, and those long distance runners, with 10% of runners experiencing pain. What can a podiatrist do? The lower limb, especially the foot, is our […]

Lets heal heel pain

Heel pain can be very distressing and can stop you enjoying life or taking part in active pursuits. Here are some recommended at home tips from us and lets heal heel pain. What can you do to help yourself Footwear review/change – wear footwear that is suited for the activity you are doing and be […]

What is heel pain?

Are you or someone you know suffering with heel pain? Scared to take that first step in the morning or has it stopped you from enjoying walking and sports. If you have heel pain you are in the company of many people who have foot pain, accounting for many visits to healthcare professionals – including […]

Plantar fasciitis

We use the term Plantar fasciitis to describe a type heel pain. Which results from the deterioration of your plantar fascia. However, today we prefer to call it plantar heel pain syndrome or plantar fasciopathy. Plantar fasciitis symptoms. Plantar fasciitis is characterised either firstly by initial step pain or secondly by a pain on weight-bearing […]

Why shockwave?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ECSWT) Shockwave therapy is used in the treatment of heel pain and tendon injuries. The latest research in shockwave reveals it to be as effective for plantar fasciitis as a corticosteroid injection and is very helpful for achilles tendonitis. Its use is supported by the National Institute of Clinical Health and Excellence […]

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