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5 tips to get relief from Plantar Fasciitis at home

Welcome back to our blog! In today’s post we’re going to be sharing our 5 tips to get relief from Plantar Fasciitis at home.

If you missed our first blog post where we explained exactly what Plantar Fasciitis is, and who is most likely to get it, click here to have a read.

Now, put your feet up and get comfy, it’s time to get into into our top 5 tips.

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1. Make the most of massage

There’s nothing more relaxing than a massage, so treat yourself to a little ‘you’ time whilst you work the aches and pains away. Better yet, ask a family member or friend to massage your foot for you – paying extra attention to the heel.

2. Ice up

Using cool packs can really help to ease the inflammation caused by Plantar Fasciitis. Plus, a cool compress feels great on painful, heavy feet. Use your compress three to four times a day for around 10-15 minutes at a time for the best results.

3. Self medicate

Over the counter medication like Ibuprofen is helpful for conditions that cause pain through inflammation. NSAIDs like this (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. In turn, this decreases swelling and eases pain.

4. Give your footwear a health check

Guilty of squeezing into skyscraper heels that look absolutely gorgeous but leave your feet feeling battered and bruised? Or perhaps you’re besotted by ballet flats and flip flips? Either way, if your shoes don’t have built in arch support and are sturdy and well-cushioned, it’s a one way street towards foot pain.

5. Limit activity (and inactivity)

We know it’s tricky to find a balance here, but it’s crucial that you don’t do too much, or too little. If you work in an office and have to be seated for longer periods of time, make sure to get up often and have a little walk around. Work in retail where you’re constantly on your feet? Ensure to sit down for rest periods to ease the pain and discomfort.

The best way to get relief from Plantar Fasciitis is with the help of a Podiatrist. We understand the pain this condition causes, and have treatments available to help get you back on your feet again and feeling fabulous.

Give us a call today on 01226 759 660 or contact us here to book your appointment.

Join us next week for a new post on how we can help you to get relief from Plantar Fasciitis with our specialist treatments.

Treat your mum to our special offer on Warm Wax Therapy treatments this Mother’s Day!

It’s that time of the year again where everybody in the UK can appreciate the sentiment of a very special day: Mother’s Day!

There is one thing in this world that we all have in common – regardless of colour, religion or class – we all have, or have had, somebody in our life that we call our mum. Whether biological or adoptive, mother figures have been nurturing, encouraging and inspiring us from the age of time.

We celebrate Mother’s Day every year to give thought and thanks to that one person who gave us the joy of life. But what can we gift to that special person that will ever be enough to say thank you?

With Mother’s Day just around the corner on Sunday 31st March, it’s time to get our skates on and decide on the perfect present.

Warm Wax Therapy

Here at Carmen Hancock Chiropody, we’re no different to everybody else who struggles to find that wonderful gift that shows how much we love our mums. One day just isn’t enough to show our appreciation. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a special offer throughout March and April so that you can treat your mum to a relaxing warm wax therapy treatment with a luxurious lower leg massage for just £25*

From easing aches and pains, to soothing eczema and psoriasis – this uplifting and reviving treatment can work wonders. Our mums spend their time running around and taking care of us, so allow us to take the load off her feet with a deluxe pamper.

To book a warm wax therapy treatment for your mum, simply call Alex on our reception and quote WAX25.

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful women working hard to empower, encourage and inspire those around them!

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