NOTICE : Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.
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Five Lamps Chiropody clinic, 8 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GU [See map]

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain

The most common cause of heel pain is inflammation of the plantar fascia where it joins the heel bone. It is often most painful first thing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that may occur at any age although it predominantly affects the 40-60 year age group. Equally affecting men and women, usually in one foot but occasionally in both.

Heel pain can be considered an overuse syndrome as there is not a clear cause of the condition

Common causes

  • history of increased activity particularly in unsuitable/unsupportive footwear
  • prolonged standing ( in the past it was termed -policeman's heel although now I see the condition more in teachers, hairdressers and shop workers)
  • recent weight gain/ obesity

Treatments

In most cases conservative treatment will resolve this condition fully within 6-9 months

These usually will include:

  • Programme of exercises
  • Orthotic provision
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Night splints

In cases where this is unsuccessful referral to a GP for an injection of hydrocortisone and anaesthetic.

Notice

Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.

For any further information or to book an appointment please call 01332 349 479.

Corns & Callus
Corns & Callus
Areas of hard skin that are formed as a result of excess pressure, shear or friction on areas of the foot.
Ingrowing toenail
Ingrowing toenail
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Verrucae
Verrucae
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