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Top Tips on How to Self-Treat Plantar Fasciitis.

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The plantar fascia is a tough and flexible band of tissue that runs under the sole of the foot. It connects the heel bone with the bones of the foot, and acts as a kind of shock absorber to the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for the thickening of the plantar fascia, pain commonly presents on the heel of the foot. Pain usually builds up gradually and gets worse over time. The pain is often severe and occurs when you place weight on your heel.
The pain is usually worse first thing in the morning, or when you first take a step after a period of inactivity. Walking usually improves the pain, but it often gets worse again after walking or standing for a long time.

Ways to reduce planter fasciitis pain include:

  • Rest – avoiding walking long distances and standing for long periods
  • Regular stretching – stretching your calf muscles and plantar fascia.
  • Pain relief – using an icepack on the affected heel and taking painkillers.
  • Wearing well fitted shoes that support and cushion your feet
  • Using supportive devices – such as orthoses (rigid supports that are put inside the shoe) or strapping
  • Physiotherapy– Deep Soft tissue massage and manual mobilisations of the foot.
Watch this video for more useful tips.

Recent events at New Forest Physiotherapy Southampton.

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Up coming events – Week beginning 16th November.

-Tuesday morning 09:30-11:30 Adam will be at Sweat shop Southampton.
-Tuesday evening 18:00-20:00 Edith will be at TheGym in Southampton providing free 15 minute assessments to all members.
-Wednesday evening 17:00-19:00 Holly will be at EasyGym in Southampton free providing 15 minute assessment to all members.

Members who wish to make an appointment can call  023 8008 9120 and book or turn up on the day.

New Price list

As of December 1st we will be making some changes to our price list. The new pricing will be as follows:

Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist:
– Adam Smith-Connor & Mary Tebb
Initial assessment (1 hour):    £60
Follow up visit (30 minutes):   £40

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist:
– Betsy Petry-Johnson, Holly Stidston & Rosy Challis
Initial assessment (1 hour):    £55
Follow up visit (30 minutes):   £35

Senior Musculoskeletal Sports Therapist:
– Edith Sikorska
1 hour session:                        £45
30 minute session                   £30

Sports Massage Therapist
– Caz Farley
1 hour session                         £40
30 minutes                              £25

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