Plantar fasciitis happens when you strain the part of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. This is called plantar fascia. Most heel pain will get better by itself, but this can take a while. If the 'at home' measures Mr Parker advises do not work then he will look at using night splints, and then onto steroid injections if necessary. Surgery for plantar fasciitis is not usually required. Shockwave therapy, known as lithotripsy, is sometimes required.
An MRI or ultrasound scan is often required before treatment can commence (Mr Parker will arrange this for you)
Injections are carried out under local anesthetic using image guidance, either as an outpatient in the radiology department (where available), or as a day case
You will require a follow-up consultation 6 weeks after having your injection/lithotripsy
Please always remember to ask Mr Parker at your consultation reference any specific recovery queries relating to your job or lifestyle.