If you are suffering with pain under the foot or around the heel, it could be Plantar Fasciitis.
The ‘plantar fascia’ is a band of tissue supporting the base of the foot and acting as a springy shock absorber. It runs from the pads under your toes to the heel bone. Overuse, certain types of foot wear, a trauma, gaining weight or tightness further up the calf are contributory factors. Often tiny micro tears, or a massing of metabolic waste products lead to stiffness, lack of elasticity and inflammation in the plantar fascia.
This soft tissue structure responds to Soft Tissue Therapy techniques easing pain, and preventing future and further damage.
I use a foot and gait assessment, cross fibre frictioning and deep massage to the foot, Achilles tendon and calf, then stretching and strengthening techniques to help lessen the pain and put a spring back in your step.
I will also advise on footwear, activity, rest patterns and self help methods so you can look after your feet and enjoy walking again.