Why We Treat Arch And Heel Pain

It has been estimated that 36% of us experience a period of foot pain during our lifetimes. Research also suggests that foot pain becomes more prevalent as we get older. 

Finding that you can’t perform normal day-to-day activities without arch & heel pain is annoying at best, and can seriously impact your quality of life at worst. The ability to move without pain forms a big part of our most basic sense of wellbeing. In addition, the ability to move effectively is fundamental to thriving and providing for ourselves and our families. 

 We take arch & heel pain seriously, and our decisive approach to its treatment reflects that.

How To Treat Arch And Heel Pain

We work hard to reduce your arch & heel pain as quickly as possible. Using interventions that ease muscle spasm, increase mobility, increase blood flow, decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue.

Our treatments combine some of the most advanced pain management technologies available anywhere, with a range of manual pain relief methods. Our vision for the care we provide is pretty simple  ‘’All the stuff that actually works and none of the stuff that doesn’t – under one roof’’’. 

If you need longer-term preventative measures for work-related arch & heel pain we have got you covered. Combining tailored soft tissue exercises with specific ergonomic solutions is the key to preventing recurrence in most arch & heel pain cases.

Arch & Heel Pain Causes

There are many possible causes of arch and heel pain. The majority of arch and heel pain cases relate to the fact that we take millions of steps per year on hard flat surfaces like concrete, paving, and tarmac. Knowing the causes is a great first step towards recovery.

Arch & Heel Pain Treatments

Once you know what is causing your arch and heel pain you are able to consider your treatment options. There are numerous possible combinations of treatment for arch and heel pain but the the trick is figuring out type of treament works for you.

Arch & Heel Pain Exercises

Many arch and heel pain sufferers find great benefit from doing the right exercises. Our exercises for arch and heel pain firstly bring relief by stretching and secondly work preventatively by strengthening the ankle and foot

Arch & Heel Pain FAQ

Stretches can be helpful, ice packs can be helpful, rest can be helpful (rest is potentially risky because you can’t rest too much or your muscles will get weak ). The bottom line is that there is no reason why you can’t have a go at treating arch pain & heel pain at home. There is possibly a little too much at stake to be excessively casual though so if you aren’t making rapid gains call someone! If you have undiagnosed pain it also safer to seek professional advice. 

There is a small risk you could make yourself more sore but you won’t do any serious damage to your arch and heel. Most people find that they can massage  quite deeply into their feet without a problem.

The speed with which you can heal arch pain & heel pain depends on body weight, stress levels, activity levels, diet, whether you getting treatment, whether there are tears or scar tissue, whether you doing exercises,whether you are a pronator, what type of flooring you have at work.. we could go on!   

Most people who come to us experience steady and consistent progress week on week, within a month they are much much happier almost without exception. To fully resolve their arch & heel pain from that point on expect another 1-2 months on average. Most have suffered pain from 3 months to 2 years and occasionally longer by the time they come to us, this is an indicator of how things can go without treatment.

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