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Answering your FAQ’s on Plantar Fasciitis

Today we’re going to be answering your FAQ’s on Plantar Fasciitis to conclude our mini series on this bothersome issue that so many of us have and will experience. 

Missed any of our last posts? Don’t worry! You can find them all here:
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
5 tips to get relief from Plantar Fasciitis at home
How a Podiatrist can treat Plantar Fasciitis

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Let’s begin answering your FAQ’s on Plantar Fasciitis.

Why have I got Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by a number of reasons. Some of which include: standing or sitting for long periods of time, exercising on hard surfaces, being overweight and wearing poorly-fitting footwear. 

How can I prevent Plantar Fasciitis?

First and foremost, consider your footwear carefully. You need to make sure you’re wearing well cushioned footwear that support your foot and arch. 

Before exercising, make sure you warm up and stretch properly to avoid injury, and try to do low-impact exercises like swimming over running.

How long will Plantar Fasciitis last?

Usually, Plantar Fasciitis resolves by itself within 6-18 months with self-care at home. However, it can last much longer and become a chronic condition. It’s important to speak to your Podiatrist if you’re struggling with Plantar Fasciitis – you may need specialist care which will help you get the relief you deserve.

Should I lose weight to get relief?

If you’re overweight, it’s always a great idea to healthily lose the extra weight. This reduces the pressure on your Plantar Fascia, which will in turn give you some relief.  

What is the best painkiller to take?

Ibuprofen is a great over the counter medication for Plantar Fasciitis pain. 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.

Alternatively, your GP may prescribe a medication called Naproxen which is also an NSAID.

Can I still exercise if I have Plantar Fasciitis?

Yes! It’s as important to keep moving as it is to rest when it comes to Plantar Fasciitis. As we mentioned above, go for low impact exercises like swimming. Also, make sure you do your stretches as recommended by your Podiatrist (you can find them in this post here.)

I’ve got back pain – is this caused by my Plantar Fasciitis?

Sometimes, perhaps, due to the change in your posture (as you try to avoid the pain), you can experience back pain with Plantar Fasciitis.

What’s the best thing to do if I think I have Plantar Fasciitis?

Call your Podiatrist and arrange an appointment to go see them. They’ll be able to offer you a diagnosis and treatment options. 

We really hope you’ve enjoyed our mini post series on Plantar Fasciitis and that it’s been helpful.

Don’t forget that we’re always here for you if you need us. Give us a call today on 01226 759 660 or contact us here to book your appointment.

Our Darfield chiropody clinic is re-opening!

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 1st June our Darfield chiropody clinic will be re-opening to all patients. We are following strict safety guidelines to protect you and our staff, and ask that you remain vigilant at this time.

Of course, we will still be screening patients for COVID-19. This means that if yourself, anybody within your household, or anybody you have come into contact with is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, we will not be able to treat you.

Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • Loss of smell or taste

Our safety precautions

In order to ensure that we provide the safest service, we ask that you adhere to the following rules:

  • Arrive to our chiropody clinic at your appointed time (no earlier or later) as due to social distancing we will only allow one person in reception with our receptionist
  • Sanitise your hands on arrival
  • Follow any advice displayed in-clinic
  • Maintain social distancing at all times
  • Leave accessory items such as handbags at home or in your car
  • Avoid bringing family or friends to your appointment (unless they are your carer)
  • Please make payments via card where possible

As an extra safety precaution, our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE. This is to ensure your health and safety at all times which is of utmost importance to us.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel that you need help – we will be happy to advise you on whether you should visit us for an appointment at our Darfield chiropody clinic. We can also schedule home visits for those eligible. 

How to book

You can contact us on 01226 759 660, or click here to be directed to our contact page.
Our opening times may vary for a while, please do not come to the clinic if you do not have an appointment.

Take care, stay safe and we hope to see you very soon!

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Podiatry/Chiropody at Body Revive

We are pleased to announce that our Podiatry and Chiropody treatments are now available every Wednesday afternoon to early evening at Body Revive. Relax in the tranquil treatment rooms in the beautiful surroundings of Pot House Hamlet whilst we pamper your feet to perfection.

To make a booking, please click here to be directed to the bookings page or call Body Revive on 07961 666830.

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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