Plantar Fasciitis Treatment: My latest Research

November 7, 2023

If you have sore painful feet with pain around the heel the chances are you have plantar fasciitis. Trouble with standing first thing in the morning and also from chairs when resting, along with walking even only short distances you definitely have plantar fasciitis.

What if I told you,

“Pain free with great mobility in six weeks” would you be interested?

I have been treating plantar fasciitis for 11 years with some fantastic results and a 9/10 success rate!

How have I done this?

Well I have refined my system working with lots of varied real cases in my clinic in Stratford Upon Avon. This has allowed me to develop a 3 phase process combining structured movements and medical treatment for Pain and inflammation of the fascia.

My 3, 6, 9 process gets you standing and walking with reduced pain rapidly! That’s Phase 1, then its fully reducing pain standing and walking short distances and learning a modified walking and movement plan to alter loading on Fascia. That’s Phase 2, Finally the focus is on lots of other movements you have stopped doing, with modification so you can walk extended distances, run again if you want, climb stairs or dance!

Within the clinic I focus on the individual so can modify treatment and movements as needed. I have a Plantar Fasciitis Rehabilitation online Programme which takes you through the full movement plan with detailed focus on getting you moving again as quickly as possible, more detail can be found HERE  

That’s all great and I am interested, but, why did I get Plantar Fasciitis in the first place?

Around 10% of the population in the UK experience plantar fasciitis with 20% of people who run. The latest research links to a thickening of the fascia which makes it shorter and less moveable. This process happens because we don’t use our feet and feet muscles enough which support the fascia. We are all less active so the fascia thickens to cope with standing and walking short distances. If we then change something, a unusually long walk, different movements, like gardening, starting exercise all stress the fascia and cause tearing as the muscles of the foot are weaker.

Your initial solutions tend to be medication for pain, a quick internet solution is either movements on you tube which are not incorrect, but load the fascia too much in a pain state so are more suitable to the final elements of rehabilitation. The final point tends to be insoles, either internet based or from a podiatrist.

Now it depends on the damage to the fascia, the above options will work for minor damage. However plantar fasciitis tends to be cyclic over 24 hours with high pain first thing in the morning.

90% of the people I see follow the same pattern, with usually a GP visit, potentially some physio and limited impact.

Now you are thinking why do I get such positive results?

Simple I have a proven structured rehabilitation plan which alters the loading on foot and progressively strengthens it which reduces pain and increases mobility and is available HERE  

At the clinic my treatment process is supercharged by using medical devices to reduce pain and inflammation and accelerate healing in addition to bespoke loading movements.

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About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 11 years where he has treated well over 2500 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 103 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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