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Copy of Shockwave Therapy for the manangement of Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

If you’re suffering from Heel Pain it may be that you have Plantar Fasciitis. You may have also googled it to see what is the best way to treat it. Well, I hope you will find my blog useful because I use a variey of ways to treat this painful condition.  What’s new at my clinic is the use of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. Shockwaves are high-enery sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration…

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More About Verrucae

Verrucae on the heel

What are they? Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact. There are various forms of HPV which all relate to various parts of the human body. What causes the problem? The virus is thought to thrive in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. It is possible to contract verrucae simply by walking…

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Chiropody

A foot with chiropody problems

When it comes to foot care it is vital that you use the professionals in the industry to ensure safety with your feet and great detail in care. Here at Kidderminster Foot Clinic I have the skills to care for your feet and your feelings while keeping you comfortable in my presence. Chiropody treatments cover all manner of common foot complaints. This can range from, In-growing toe nails treatments, corn removal, nail care, calluses & cracked heels and verrucas / warts. As part of your initial consultation, I will assess…

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How to Prevent & Treat Heel Pain

High heeled shoe with insole

  How do I prevent it? Follow the self-care measures below in the first instance. What are the treatments? If you experience heel pain, some simple self-care measures include: Avoid wearing ill-fitting or uncomfortable shoes Wear shoes with good heel cushioning and effective arch support Avoid walking or exercising on hard ground Rest regularly and try not to walk or run too fast Wear a raised heel (no more than 6-10 mm higher than normal) Lose weight if you are overweight More specialist treatments include: Heel spurs (plantar fasciitis or…

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