Cambridge Plantar Fasciitis Clinics
We have Cambridge plantar fasciitis clinics located in Waterbeach and Central Cambridge. Our Osteopath uses osteopathy, orthotic prescription and exercise prescription to treat plantar fasciits. Treatment is usually conservative and non-invasive. We even work with a Podiatrist at our Central Cambridge Clinic.
The aim of the treatment is the reduce the strain through the plantar fascia tissue, by treating the muscles and other soft tissues that blend with the plantar fascia with osteopathy. Correcting any foot mechanical issues with orthotic prescriptive devices. Providing corrective stretching exercises to reduce plantar fascia pain. Also to provide lifestyle advice and shoeware advice to prevent plantar fascia pain from reoccuring.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot as shown in the picture above. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin and may be worsened by a tight Achilles tendon.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The causes of plantar fasciitis are not entirely clear. Risk factors include overuse such as from long periods of standing, an increase in exercise, and obesity. It is also associated with inward rolling of the foot and a lifestyle that involves little exercise. While heel spurs are frequently found it is unclear if they have a role in causing the condition. Plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the insertion site of the ligament on the bone characterized by micro tears, breakdown of collagen, and scarring
How Can We Help?
If the pain has a musculoskeletal origin or cause, then we can provide manual therapy treatment to help reduce the pain severity and improve joint mobility.
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