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Plantar fasciitis heel spur pain policemans heel etc

If plantar fasciitis is causing pain in your heel, there are treatment options available. Visit our website for more info and to book an appointment.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis causes pain under the heel. The fibrous tissue under the foot can be damaged by stress injuries and cause pain from stretched nerve endings running through it. 

What can trigger this condition?

Common causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Poorly fitted shoes • Suffering from diabetes
  • Running and jogging
  • Spending the majority of the working day on your feet
  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Old age 

How can plantar fasciitis be effectively treated?

Simple supports in the shoe can offload the tissue and allow it to heal. In severe cases various injections can reduce pain and promote healing, which are given under a local anaesthetic.

Are there any risks involved?

The substances injected by way of treatment range from steroids to glucose solutions (Prolotherapy). A full and detailed medical history is taken before treatment and any potential side-effects are fully explained. How can painful heels be prevented? Proper footwear can help reduce heel pain. Shoe inserts may help ease existing pain and prevent the condition from advancing.

Specialists Offering Plantar fasciitis (heel-spur pain, policeman’s heel)

Mr Hari K Sugathan

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon

FRCS Tr & Orth; MRCS, MS Orth, D Orth, MBBS,

BMI The Alexandra Hospital 1 more BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Simon Mordecai

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MB BS, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., D.M.Ed, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI Hendon Hospital

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Mr Suresh Chandrashekar

Consultant Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orth., FRCS Ed.

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Nadeem Mushtaq

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics

BSc MBBS MSc FRCS(Trauma & Orth)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Baljinder Dhinsa

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd (T&O), MSc, MFSTEd

BMI The Chaucer Hospital

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Mr Drummond Mansbridge

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

MBChB(Glasg), FRCS(Glasg), FRCS(Trauma and Orthopaedics)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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