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The Sajid Shariff clinic is the leading, private orthopaedic Kent-based clinic that can help, listen and advise on a wide range of treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. Book a free Intro call with our Medical Secretary to discuss the treatment options available.
The Sajid Shariff clinic is a private orthopaedic clinic based in SE London and Kent that specialises in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions including plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, bunions and achilles tendonitis.
Keep an eye on the shape of your feet; if you see changes see a doctor to find out if there are any recommendations to prevent hallux valgus from forming
Use a variety of exercises to stretch your feet and calves
Try to avoid shoes that have a heel or pointed toe
There are many potential causes of Plantar Fasciitis:
Shockwave: This is a noninvasive treatment which takes 5-10min per session, at least 3 sessions are recommended once per week. The results are much better when used with stretching exercises, on its own shockwave has minor benefit.
Injections: Steroid Injections are unpredictable but easy to administer and carry small risks of infection and damage to heel-pad tissues. These can be tried after alternative therapies have been unsuccessful. PRP injections have promising results in the literature and may have less risk but can be painful to undergo.
Surgery is rarely required.
Over 98% of patients will have resolution of their symptoms with these treatment steps. Your symptoms may take up to 18 months to resolve. Occasionally symptoms re-occur and treatment is again necessary.
Surgery is rarely required and there are associated risks & possible complications: including infection, persistent pain and damage to the small nerves in the heel causing tingling & numbness! Division of the plantar fascia can result in a flat foot.