At the Lewisham Foot Health clinic your consultation will be with Peter Gauntlett MChs HCPC reg. Podiatrist who has spent over a decade in practice as a Podiatrist providing care for patients in South East London. He has spent years treating heel pain and plantar fasciitis in many patients, relieving them of pain and getting them back to enjoying their favourite sports and activities.
Please note that although Heel pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis it can also be many other different things.
Lewisham Foot Health foot and ankle clinic provide first-class treatments for those suffering with plantar fasciitis, giving the patients they see the best possible results. Most instances can be dealt with quickly by a professional and the sooner you see a specialist the better, so if you believe you may be suffering from plantar fasciists, make an appointment today to get yourself back to the good foot health you should be enjoying naturally.
Plantar fasciists can be painful or cause you difficulties when moving or performing a specific task such as walking or running. It refers to a condition where a band of tissue at the underside of your sole becomes thickened and damaged. Plantar fasciitis can reduce your quality of life and stop you enjoying your favourite activities.
Plantar fasciists is more common in people over the age of thirty and can be brought on by changes in foot wear, changes in activity levels, poor conditioning of your foot and ankle muscles and foot and ankle injuries amongst other things. Nutrition and lifestyle can also be a factor.
Other potential causes include standing for long periods or having either flat or high arched feet. The fact that many people cannot avoid these activities means that plantar fasciists is relatively common and may well be the cause of your foot problem.
Shock wave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions.
Shock wave therapy has been shown to have an 80% success rate for plantar fasciitis in international studies
How does shockwave work? Causes pain and releases and depletes substance P a nerve sensitiser. Creates micro trauma thus releasing growth factors (PDGF), neovascularisation, reintroducing a healing response. The shockwaves induce stem cell release in bony and fatty areas. By increasing circulation and breaking-down scar tissue, shock wave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. Normal function can then be restored.
Faster and improved healing in sports injuries of the foot and ankle – reduce swelling, improve healing and back to play
Shock Wave Therapy is effective for Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Medial tibial Stress Syndrome, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Peroneal Tendinopathy, Posterior tibial tendinopathy, Osteoarthritis and more.
What If My Problem Hasn’t Been Diagnosed?
By getting a consultation with Lewisham Foot Health you will get a diagnosis of your heel pain. Peter Gauntlett is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and a specialist podiatrist in musculoskeletal care.
It is important not to ignore any foot pain you experience and modern treatments can be quick, pain-relieving and effective. To treat your heel pain Lewisham Foot Health foot and ankle clinic can offer a variety of treatments:
Plantar fasciists like many conditions can get worse and chronic when left untreated. The longer you wait to get treatment the longer it may take to get better again. Don’t wait and suffer in Pain! Book an appointment now by using the form below.
I have been seeing Peter for the past year, having had pain in my feet when walking. I now find myself walking pain free, in better footwear, and a bounce in my stride!