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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment In Chelmsford

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Common causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is typically more common in people over the age of forty. Let’s look at the most common causes:

  • Overuse of the feet: Walking, running, and other forms of physical activity can cause strain on the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation and pain.
  • Wearing improper footwear: Shoes with poor arch support or inadequate cushioning are more likely to lead to plantar fasciitis than those that provide proper support.
  • Age: Plantar fasciitis is more common in individuals over 40 as the tissues of the feet become less flexible and more prone to injury.
  • Foot structure: People with high arches, flat feet, or an abnormally tight Achilles tendon may be more prone to plantar fasciitis.
  • Tight calf muscles: When the calf muscles are too tight, it can put added strain on the plantar fascia and lead to pain. Stretching the calves regularly can help alleviate this problem.

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Plantar Fasciitis explained

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is a common condition resulting in heel pain, especially when standing or walking after periods of rest. Symptoms often include sharp pain and tenderness in the heel area and stiffness in the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is most commonly caused by overuse, but can also be due to age, obesity, ill-fitting shoes or an abnormal foot structure.

How does an Osteopath treat Plantar Fasciitis?

An osteopath can assess the patient's foot and lower limb to identify imbalances that may be causing or contributing to the plantar fasciitis. Treatment will then involve soft tissue massage and gentle stretching of the affected areas, in addition to lifestyle advice such as which footwear is best for supporting the arch of the foot. The aim is to reduce tension on the plantar fascia and improve flexibility in the lower limb muscles. Osteopathic treatment can help reduce pain, promote healing and enhance comfort. In more severe cases, a custom orthotic may be recommended for additional arch support.

How long does it typically take to recover from Plantar Fasciitis?

The amount of time it takes to recover from plantar fasciitis depends on the severity of the condition, as well as how early the diagnosis is made and treatment begins. In some cases, recovery can take several weeks or months. However, with proper care and attention including rest, stretching exercises and appropriate footwear, most patients can experience relief from pain within a few weeks.

Treatment Summary

Treatment

The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.

Rehabilitation

We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
Charlotte
Charlotte
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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