Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition treated at The Sussex Foot Centre. The
Plantar Fascia is a large band of tissue which is situated along the bottom of
the foot. Medical research states that Plantar Fasciitis affects up to 10% of the
population. It is therefore something that we see a lot of, here at the clinic!


There are many treatment options which can be implemented to help treat
this and to relieve your symptoms. The pain in your foot may have become worse
due to increased or changed activity levels during lockdown, or indeed through a change of


Individuals who are active and, specifically, those individuals who partake in
running are mostly affected by the condition, as this high impact sport can put
pressure on the fascia and create inflammation and pain. The
condition can, therefore, affect a person’s quality of life and stop them from doing certain
hobbies or activities.

There are many different types of treatment options we can use, depending on
the severity and the personal choice of the patient. Orthotics, muscle
Stretching Regimes, Corticosteroid Injection and Shockwave Therapy are all
ways of treating the condition here at the Sussex Foot Centre:


Bespoke Orthotics:

Orthotics can be prescribed. The word ‘ortho’ comes from Latin meaning
‘straight’. These inserts are bespoke and fitted to your specific foot type, shape
and individual requirements. They correct your foot position, allowing your
foot and ankle to function at their optimum.
Clinically we have found that a high number of patients suffer with this
condition due to their feet being overpronated, which is the podiatric term for
having flattened arches. This can put extra stress and pull on the plantar fascia,
which in turn creates pain. Additionally, patients who have feet with
particularly high arches can also be affected due to being more unstable when
walking. These devices are very discrete and can be changed between shoes!
Shockwave Therapy:


Shockwave Therapy: 

A treatment for Plantar Fasciitis which is offered at the clinic is Shockwave
Therapy. This is a treatment option where high energy sound waves are passed
through the bottom of the foot to help blood flow and help with cell
regeneration. This helps to repair the micro tears in the tissues which can
occur with overuse and injury. Shockwave can be used alone or in conjunction
with orthotics to help reduce symptoms and pain levels of Plantar Fasciitis.


Steroid injection:

This treatment is when corticosteroid (steroid) is injected directly into the
Plantar Fascia. This helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the area, it is
carried out under ultrasound guidance. If you have tried other methods and
are still experiencing pain and discomfort, then a corticosteroid injection may
be a good option for you.


Here at Sussex Foot Centre, our specialist chiropodists and podiatrists offer the very best in podiatric care for our patients across Sussex, Surrey, Kent & Hampshire. From our revolutionary laser treatment for fungal nail, to treating plantar fasciitis we offer a range of assessments, diagnostics, and treatments . To book an appointment, contact a member of our team today.


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Amy's been extremely helpful, informative and lovely to talk to during my foot appointment the last few visits. 100% recommend their services.
Darryl Rebbetts
Darryl Rebbetts
Have had scan and chiropodist treatments and both were carried out with care and I was informed what would be done. I would highly recommend the Sussex foot centre for treatments.
Sheila Stobbs
Sheila Stobbs
I was misdiagnosed by my GP after injuring myself long distance walking. Now I not only know what's wrong with me, but also how to remedy it so I can walk again. Great attention to detail. Thank you 😊
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Liz Platt
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Nikki Martin
Nikki Martin
Had an appointment with Jon Collins about a sore heel. Had a scan on both heels, which was followed by a detailed analysis of the results and an explanation (in layman's terms) what the issue was. Very impressed with his knowledge, how it was imparted and happy with our agreed action plan.
Jonathan Whitnall
Jonathan Whitnall
Over the last 4 years or so, I have visited a number of professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. I was experiencing recurring injuries in my left knee and hip from sports and from attempting to walk mid-distances. The pain was starting to flare in my back too. I was following the physiotherapists’ advice religiously and attending appointments regularly. However, the programme of exercises tended to make the pain worse rather than better. To add to my frustration, I was also misdiagnosed with a hip condition. In the back of my mind, I always felt there was something biomechanically incorrect in the way I move but I was reassured that was not the case until…..I booked an appointment with Jon at Sussex Foot Centre for a gait assessment. Jon quickly recognised the issue with my feet and their incorrect positioning. I was prescribed custom orthotics and after a few months of perfecting these, Jon then created my semi-permanent pair of orthotics. I have been walking further than I have done and am now back on the courts playing tennis, which I love, and never thought I would be able to do again. The whole team at Sussex Foot Centre are very helpful and efficient. My treatment is ongoing so as long as Jon is a podiatrist, I am his patient :) Thank you for everything!
Katherine Morley
Katherine Morley
I had nail surgery last October and after all this time I can say it was worth it. Jon didn’t rush me into it and gave me all options available, in the end I decided to go for the surgery and Jon made it so easy and everything was explained to me before, during and afterwards. Any questions I had were always answered by Jon or one of his team and put my mind at rest (I’m a bit of a worrier). Can’t thank them enough for helping with something that I had tried to ignore for years.
Gavin Robertson
Gavin Robertson
I highly recommend Sussex foot centre. I booked an appointment for the shoe insoles and Jon was very helpful and professional. He provided a great solution for me and I feel much better since I wear my new insoles. The entire team is also very nice and helpful with booking the appointments around my work schedule.
Michał Piotrowski
Michał Piotrowski
After the NHS screwed up my ingrown toenail operation twice this year I decided to go private and it was the best decision. I was seen really quickly and toes healed within a couple of weeks, highly recommend sussex foot centre.
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