Plantar Fasciitis

What is it?

Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of sort tissue tissue that stretches from your heel to your middle of your foot. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a support for your foot.

What we do?

We will undertake a detailed assessment of your feet and lower limbs to ensure we have an accurate diagnosis.  This will include questions about where your pain is, when it comes on and how severe the pain is. We will then look at your foot posture and how you work. This will help us determine why you are getting your pain.

What are the benefits?

Your physiotherapist will aim to help reduce the pain and symptoms you are feeling from your problem. We will look to improve tight muscles, address joints that need to be mobilised as well as other areas such as nerve mobility and posture. If appropriate we may also look at other areas such as your footwear.

How can we help?

Plantar fascia is often caused by a number of factors. We will aim to address these factors using a range of treatment techniques listed below.

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping and Splinting
  • Postural correction
  • Electrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ergonomics
  • Orthotics

What should you do?

If you have think you may have plantar fasciitis you may well benefit from the help a physiotherapist can provide. You can email us or call to discuss your condition or to book in for an initial assessment session. Your GP may also prescribe anti-inflammatory medication or recommend certain types of footwear.

To arrange an appointment or speak to a physiotherapist, call or email on:

Southend on Sea: 01702 521 042 or
Chelmsford: 01245 254 069 or

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