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Understanding plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis: stepping towards comfort and mobility

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Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of foot and heel pain, often felt as a sharp stab or deep ache in the heel or along the arch of the foot. For some sufferers, it can be uncomfortable on initially moving but then ease up, but for others it can be uncomfortable all day.

 

The condition arises from inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes.

 

People leading active lifestyles or those on their feet for long periods can find this especially limiting.

 

While medical interventions (including injections in come cases) offer some relief, they often fall short of a complete resolution, leaving many in ongoing pain and discomfort.

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Home remedies for plantar fasciitis

Treating plantar fasciitis at home

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Arch Support Insoles and Orthotics
​These can offer temporary relief but may not address the underlying issue. Some therapists will recommend (and then sell) custom orthotics which are a substantial investment; it is worth knowing that many studies show there is negligible difference between "off the shelf" orthotics and custom orthotics in terms of relief.

Stretching the Foot and Calf
As with many soft tissue injuries this can be beneficial but often provides only short-term relief. Many people will roll a bottle of water that they have put in the freezer under their foot, thereby both stretching and icing the area; however this still offers just temporary relief.

 

Rest and Elevation
While rest is important, it's not always practical or sufficient for complete healing.

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Professional help: the path to relief

Getting professional help can be the best step for plantar fasciitis pain

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When home remedies don't bring the relief you need, it's time to consider professional treatment.

 

My approach to treating Plantar Fasciitis involves targeted massage techniques and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, to work with the muscles of the calf and foot and the damaged plantar fascia itself (something that many therapists don't do).

 

Let's work together to restore your foot's health and get you back to your active life.

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I had contacted Melody because I had neck pain then had appointment, we discuss all details where my necks have started hurt.. then she gave my neck a deep muscle massage and in end it was worth and my neck isn’t in pain anymore!

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Satisfied client Gemma Head

Melody was fantastic with me.

 

As an equestrian I have a few injuries over the years and melony managed to release alot of tention and pain from an old injury.

 

Definitely recommend and sure I will be back for another treatment soon

Satisfied client Becky Ford

Fantastic treatment, really targeted my problem in a way other professionals have not and achieved much more success too.

 

Melody is very knowledgeable and her customer service is excellent.

 

Highly recommended.

Satisfied client Jo Glynn

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