plantar fasciitis Clinic

“Very professional staff, very polite and explain everything to you about the treatment. I would recommend this clinic to everyone.”

Dr. Bryan Scotson Smith

5 Star rating on Trusted Practitioner.

plantar fasciitis


Are you suffering with plantar fasciitis?


Tired of the excruciating pain?


Looking for the most effective plantar fasciitis treatment so it will finally be gone?

We are a team of dedicated specialists, having seen over 25,000 appointments, with a wealth of experience in getting people out of pain and back to enjoying what they love to do.

The first question we often get asked is: I’ve had plantar fasciitis for years, is it curable?

Plantar fasciitis, except in very rare and unusual cases, is curable!

On a daily basis we hear people describe it using terms such as ‘debilitating’, ‘excruciating torture’, ‘restrictive’, ‘affects me every day’ and ‘I’ve never known pain like it’. We understand how it can become all consuming.

Plantar fasciitis symptoms often include:

  • A peak in pain first thing in the morning or after periods of rest, and after lengthy walking or activity.
  • Pain in the heel or inner edge of the foot that is sharp on weight-bearing with a dull throbbing/aching after lots of activity.

However, it is a condition that for the vast majority of our patients we see great outcomes, with people finishing their treatment completely pain free, something that many when they first come to us thought they would never be.

How do I know if my foot pain is not Plantar Fasciitis?

While foot pain can be due to Plantar Fasciitis, there are many cases when it is not the correct diagnosis. So how do people know if they have Plantar Fasciitis or not? Good question! Here are the signs that it is not plantar fasciitis:


Burning, tingling, hot poker sensations or any neurological symptoms


Pain on the top or outer edge aspect of the feet


Tenderness on pressing from the arch to the inside ankle bone


Pain at the very back edge of the heel


Chronic dull aches that are difficult to pinpoint or appear to move around

When people experience these or similar symptoms, getting treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is not going to work! And we know how frustrating that is.  If you recognise the symptoms in the above list please go to our foot pain page.

Do we offer treatment for chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

Yes. We are plantar fasciitis specialists.

Many patients when they first come to us have previously seen Doctors, GPs and Physiotherapists and been told their only route is to have Plantar fasciitis surgery, or to wear expensive orthotics for the rest of their life as they have ‘chronic plantar fasciitis’. It is extremely rare for this to be required.

 As a specialist centre, we have under one roof all the leading techniques and technology to help find the right treatment for you including laser, shockwave, rehabilitation programmes, foot manipulation and mobilisation techniques, gait analysis to name a few.

 For more information on how we treat plantar fasciitis please go to our foot pain page, where we explain our 3 Step Programme and Initial Consultation process.

Click to book an initial consultation to find out how we can help you.

Ready To Be Pain Free?


During your initial consultation You will:

1. Gain clarity about your condition

2. Understand what is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis in your particular presentation of the condition.

3. Receive a personalised treatment plan

Price: £149

Here is what some of our patients say…

Highly recommend if having foot pain; thanks to Lucy, I’m walking pain free for the first
time in ages. Nice clinic, friendly staff. Can’t fault it.
Mark Lancaster

Saw Ben today after some time and came away feeling so much better. His skills and knowledge are superb. Highly recommended. Thank you Ben.
Gill Fox

I saw Ben regarding several issues with my feet and lower legs. His attention to detail was excellent and I was really impressed with the service.

Windy Weasel

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I’ve suffered from Plantar Fasciitis for many years. After numerous trips to the doctors, physio’s and private physio’s but to no avail, I seen an advert on Facebook for the Foot & Ankle Clinic and by this time I could hardly walk/shuffle to the toilet of a morning. I made an appointment straight away. In my first consultation i was diagnosed as definitely having Plantar Fasciitis and was given some exercises to do at home for a few weeks before my next appointment. The difference in the lack of pain by my second appointment was amazing I could get out of bed and walk straight away no more shuffling, I’m not going to lie there was still pain there but it was so much more bearable. I’m now doing weight bearing exercises using bottles of water in a bag and a Wii step to strengthen my Plantar and having Mobilisation on both feet and it’s just getting better and better each week the pain is hardly there anymore. I have a long way to go as I’ve suffered for years but it’s all going in the right direction. I can’t thank the Foot Clinic enough they’ve been so helpful from the receptionist having to change my appointments last minute due to Covid and to Nicola for being my saviour. I brag about you to all my friends and family and I would even recommend you to a stranger

Sharon Day

Exemplary, friendly, efficient assistance & advice, everything carefully explained from the outset. Perfect ambience at the clinic, wonderful design, easy parking, and amazing sympathetic treatment from Nicola. I wish I had come to your clinic before, instead of struggling on with my problems, what a relief to have found your excellent provision. It is exactly as it says on your website, the highest clinical expertise along with the latest technology making everything as simple as possible

Tricia Woods

To help you understand plantar fasciitis a little bit more, we have put together some short videos…

Shockwave for plantar fasciitis and other foot and ankle pain. How does it work?

Where do you get the pain for it to be plantar fasciitis?

4 simple things you can do at home to help with plantar fasciitis…

Steroid injections in the foot for conditions such as plantar fasciitis

When it may not be Plantar Fasciitis, what might it be?

For more information on how we treat plantar fasciitis please go to our foot pain page, where we explain our 3 Step Programme and Initial Consultation process.

Ready To Book?

Please call our reception team on 01325 639025 to book an appointment.
We are located in Darlington, Co. Durham, close to Middlesbrough, Stockton and Yarm in Teesside/Cleveland.