Normally, heel pain or pain in the arch of the foot is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis.Approximately 10% of people will have this problem at some stage in their life. Plantar fasciitis is brought on by a misalignment of the joints, leading to inflammation of the tissue under the bottom of the
foot. The pulling causes small tears in the tissue, which bleed and cause considerable pain. Often, the pain is noticed during the first step of the day or following periods of rest. This can be a serious problem and can eventually restrict daily activity if left untreated.
Meet Felicity, an active mother and busy teacher who presented to our clinic with excruciating arch pain, which was not getting any better. Not only were her feet sore, her calves and knees were starting to hurt as well. Felicity had been treated by a couple of healthcare professionals and spent a lot of money on orthotics, which she rarely wore because they were hard and only fitted her running shoes. While wearing the orthotics, Felicity experienced mild pain relief, but this meant that she couldn’t wear the shoes she loved. The pain affected her basic daily activities and her job as a teacher.
During an initial consultation with us, Felicity made it clear that she was determined to finally get to the root cause of her arch pain.
During a hands-on joint assessment, we were able to pinpoint the issue and it was clear that she was compensating around the painful areas of her feet. We decided to start a course of Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT), combined with dry needling of both calves to address the underlying cause. FMT is a gentle hands-on technique that guides the joints back into position, and combined with exercises, allows the body to heal itself.
At our 1st review, Felicity mentioned that her pain had reduced by about 50% and she had noticed significant changes in both feet. She had even removed her orthotics! If Felicity’s feet flared up, she had specific foot exercises she could work on and we would discuss this at her next consult.
At the final review, Felicity was happy to announce that her feet and calves were pain-free. She was wearing her ballet flats again and high heels to special occasions. Not to mention she is orthotic-free! Great result Felicity!
If you are suffering from arch pain and not getting the results you want from other treatments, call us to book an assessment on 079250269, mention this article and get your initial assessment for $25 instead of the usual $85. Valid till the 05/06/2018.
"I only wish I had found you sooner!"
Finally, a Podiatry solution to fix your aching body. FMT is a extremly effective alternative to expensive surgery and orthotics. You can also wear the shoes you want!
I have no pain in my calves or feet and I can now wear my ballets flats and high heels with no pain!.
I've noticed a significant change in my bunions. My feet feel a lot more free!.
I'm so relieved that I did the treatment because I was told, surgery was my only option for my feet.
For the first time my feet are pain free, I don't wear orthotics anymore and my bunions feel and look great! Highly recommend!.