Why We Treat Arch And Heel Pain

Finding that you can’t walk or run normal, healthy distances without pain in your feet is frustrating at best – seriously scary and life-limiting at worst. The ability to walk and run comfortably forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or foot pain you probably know what we mean.

Our quality of life has largely based the ability to move… life is movement. The inability to move comfortably through the day and week can make happiness and enjoyment of life a big challenge. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to resolve your pain permanently. 

Your quality of life is what drives our processes!

How We Treat Arch Pain & Heel Pain

We Help Relieve Arch Pain and Heel Pain

We relieve pain as quickly as possible – using a variety of treatments that aim to increase blood flow & break down scar tissue. This can take a bit of time and the treatment isn’t always fun – but virtually everyone starts to feel better very quickly. 

We Offer Computerised Gait Analysis

We scan your feet identify specific movement issues in your feet that may have caused your arch pain & heel pain – should you wish to address them.

Rehab Exercises For Those Who Want Them

We designed rehabilitation programs to prevent arch pain & heel pain from returning in the longer term. Exercises that improve leg & foot strength in the long term are usually the most effective kind.

Insoles For Those Who Need Them

Custom orthotics can speed recovery and prevent further episodes of heel pain & foot pain. Insoles support the foot – with the intention of preventing more strain and damage from occurring in the soft tissues of the foot. 

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 Treatment

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. The trick is figuring out which will work 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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