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What is Achilles Tendonitis?
The Achilles tendon is the band of muscle that attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone. You use this tendon to jump, walk, run, and stand on the balls of your feet. Continuous, intense physical activity, such as running and jumping, can cause painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis (or tendinitis).

Causes of Achilles tendonitis
Excessive exercise or walking commonly causes Achilles tendonitis, especially for athletes. Any repeated activity that strains the Achilles tendon can potentially cause tendonitis.
Some causes include:
  • exercising without a proper warmup
  • straining the calf muscles during repeated exercise or physical activity
  • playing sports, such as tennis, that require quick stops and changes of direction
  • wearing old or poorly fitting shoes
  • wearing high heels daily or for prolonged durations
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.
 
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the hands.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in your wrist made up of small bones and a tough band of tissue that acts as a pulley for the tendons that bend the fingers.

Treatment
Wrist splints can help to keep your wrist straight and reduce pressure on the compressed nerve. This often relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Have one fitted and expect improvements in a matter of days!



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What is Drop Foot?
Drop Foot is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. It usually only affects one foot, but both feet may be affected, depending on the cause. It can be temporary or permanent.

What causes foot drop?
Foot drop is the result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front part of your foot. This can be caused by a number of underlying problems such as muscle weakness. Peripheral nerve problems, brain and spinal cord disorders (stroke, cerebral palsy. sclerosis).

Treatments
  • Ankle-foot orthosis - An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is worn on the lower part of the leg to help control the ankle and foot. It holds your foot and ankle in a straightened position to improve your walking.
  • Physiotherapy – to strengthen your foot, ankle and lower leg muscles
Book A Foot Assessment
Have your Drop Foot treated now!

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Saturday 10am - 14:00pm

Consultancy Fee
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What Are Heel Spurs?
heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of theheel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia.
 
What Causes a Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis? 
The process of bone formation is initiated when the heel is subjected to constant wear and tear; this is typical among most athletes, runners, or even people who begin jogging or walking daily after years of no exercise.

Some causes of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis include:
  • Abnormal or lopsided walking, which places excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves
  • Running, jogging or jumping, especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
  • Excess weight and obesity
Treatments
Having a Foot Assessment with an Orthotist can allow for a diagnoses of the foot pain, whether it being Heel Spurs or Plantar Fasciitis.

After the examination, treatment options will become available and can either be a simple off-the shelf product or somehing a bit more tailored to your condition,

Book A Foot Assessment Today!

Clinic Times
Mon 9:30am - 17:00pm
Thurs 9:30am- 11am
Saturday 10am - 14:00pm

Consultancy Fee
You will need to pay an upfront consultancy fee of £80 to have an appointment with our Orthotist

For bookings please contact us via:
02083648800
or email us!
clinic@prestigehealthcare.co.uk
What is Flat Feet?
Having flat feet, or 'fallen arches', means that your feet have low or no arches and press almost completely flat against the ground.

The arch, or instep, is the middle part of the foot that's usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains flat on the ground.

Signs of Flat Feet
  • Pain in the feet, ankles, lower legs, knees, hips or lower back.
  • The feet rolling inwards too much (overpronation) – this can cause shoes to wear out quickly and lead to injuries.
  • Underlying problem with the bones, muscles or connective tissues in and around the feet (see below).
Treatments for flat feet
 
Flat feet only need to be treated if you have an associated problem, such as pain, overpronation or an underlying health condition.

Non-surgical treatments are often recommended first, although surgery may be needed in some cases.
  • Wearing supportive shoes that fit well.
  • Wearing specially made insoles (orthotics) inside your shoes to support your feet and stop them rolling inwards.
What is Morton's Neuroma?
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes. The nerve in the foot becomes irritated and thickened, which can cause severe pain.

The condition can occur in one foot or both feet. It usually affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes, but sometimes the second and third toes are affected.

Symptoms of Morton's neuroma
You may initially experience a tingling sensation in the space between your toes, which gets worse over time. This eventually develops into a sharp shooting or burning pain in the ball of your foot or at the base of your toes. There may also be some numbness in your toes.

Treating Morton's neuroma
Treatment for Morton's neuroma will depend on how long you've had the condition and its severity.
 
Non-surgical treatments:
  • Changing your footwear – shoes with a wider toe area may help ease the pressure on the nerve in your foot
  • Orthotic devices – a soft pad for the ball of your foot may help relieve the pressure on the nerve. View Our Metatarsal Pad Here!
  • Painkillers – taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkillers, such as ibuprofen, may help ease the pain and inflammation
  • Losing weight – if you're overweight, losing weight may reduce the strain on your feet
  • Injections – injections of a steroid medication or alcohol solution alongside a local anaesthetic may offer some pain relief