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Musculoskeletal Chronic Pain



Have you been suffering with foot pain, heel pain or plantar fasciitis? At the Dynamic Clinic we may be able to help you. Our very experienced clinicians have been treating foot pain and plantar fasciitis for many years and have gained great success treating this complex common area. It is our primary objective to reduce pain, improve function and get people back to their normal daily activities. We can provide many different types of treatment for plantar fasciitis that may be suitable for you. 


Common causes of plantar fasciitis 

Heel pain and plantar fasciitis is an extremely common cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability, which can become chronic. Plantar fasciitis is commonly caused from a combination of overuse, poor footwear, altered foot biomechanics and progressive degenerative changes of the soft tissue. This often leads to significant pain, poor function and on going disability. Most cases of heel pain and plantar fasciitis are caused by a combination of overuse, repetition and injury. Severity can vary.


Symptoms of plantar fasciitis

  • Heel pain

  • Foot arch pain

  • Difficulty walking 

  • Stiffness

  • Achilles and calf tightness


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It is very important to be aware of more sinister causes of heel pain, like heel bone spurs and inflammatory arthritis. Other important symptoms to be aware of are multiple joint pain/swelling, fever, altered sensation or tingling down the leg, ongoing cramps in the legs,  fatigue, weight loss and night pain.



There are many different treatment options that can provide help to heel pain and plantar fasciitis. We look to reduce pain and inflammation at the same time of working on the predisposing factors that may be contributing towards to the issue. Treatments may include:



  • Osteopathy/manipulation (manual therapy)

  • Physiotherapy (physical therapy)

  • Rehabilitation

  • Biomechanical correction 

  • Acupuncture / Dry needling

  • Shockwave therapy


  • Soft tissue injection (cortisone, platelet rich plasma PRP)

  • Anti-inflammatory injection 


  • PRP injection

  • Stem cell therapy

  • Prolotherapy


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Heel pain and plantar fasciitis can be triggered by many different reasons. Ultimately, we want to reduce pain, improve function and prevent further long term damage. At the Dynamic Clinic foot and heel pain caused from plantar fasciitis is an extremely common issue we see and treat every day. We always detail the importance of treating plantar fasciitis early, to treat and prevent the likelihood of chronic issues. When plantar fasciitis becomes chronic it can be difficult to treat. That being said, we treat all cases of plantar fasciitis, most of which are dealt with successfully.


Early on, we like to enforce conservative treatment and management of foot and heel pain. But in many cases, extra resources may be encouraged. The Dynamic Clinic have a very good reputation in the treatment and delivery of high quality regenerative treatments for plantar fasciitis. The most popular by far being P-PRP injection treatment, in which patients travel from all different regions of the UK to see us for advice and treatment (further information can be found on the ORTHOBIOLOGICS link below). If patients are showing signs of advanced injury or disease then we may discuss the option for scans to get diagnostic clarity of what it is that may be causing the issue. 

If a cause of your foot pain is suspected to be of an inflammatory or rheumatological origin, then you will be asked to provide a blood test and lab panel to check for raised inflammatory markers - ESR, CRP and TNFa, and maybe immunological makers.

Referral for Specialist Imaging or Private MRI Scans

At the Dynamic Clinic we can provide ultrasound imaging for plantar fasciitis to look for signs of tissue damage and inflammation. It is unlikely, but, in uncommon cases a more in-depth analysis may be required. If a private MRI scan is considered, we will put in a local referral to our Imaging Centre in Solihull. You will then be booked in within 5-10 days. Following your scan, the report will be completed by our colleague Dr David Beale (Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist). This report will then come back to the Dynamic Clinic and will we then discuss with you then best course of treatment for your compliant. 

In cases where the disease progression is too severe, or the problem is not getting better, then we may refer to our trusted colleagues Mr Mark Herron (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) or Mr James Ramos (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) for surgical opinion. 

Foot / Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Assessment

To assist with your foot and heel pain, we firstly need to provide a functional assessment of the area. If you have been having heel pain for some time which does not appear to be improving or is impacting on your daily activities then it is recommended to see a musculoskeletal professional. This experienced clinician will be able to provide an assessment, gain information to make a diagnosis and provide the best treatment and management strategies to resolve your pain and get you back to best function again. At the Dynamic Clinic, heel pain and plantar fasciitis is an extremely common complaint we see and treat. Our experienced musculoskeletal clinician, Mr Adam Whatley will be able to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of foot and heel pain conditions from sport injuries to occupational trauma.

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Foot and heel pain assessment
  • Clinical case history

  • Clinical assessment

  • Functional assessment

  • Investigations (if needed)

  • Treatment

  • Projected management plan

  • Follow up monitoring and reviews

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Sometimes foot injuries to soft tissue can turn into chronic pain, this especially common with plantar fasciitis. In these cases, sometimes the body needs a push to aid healing and repair. Injection therapy for heel pain, injury and plantar fasciitis can also be commonly used to treat stubborn cases and can deliver great success in many cases. There are many different forms of injection therapies but the most common are steroid injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and hyaluronic acid.


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Steroid (cortisone) Injection Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis 

Individuals who have been suffering with foot and heel pain who have not responded effectively to standard treatment and management may be advised to consider a cortisone injection to reduce pain and inflammation. However, it is very important to understand that steroid injections (if successful) are often only short-lived and may have an overall degenerative effect on the local tissue if repeated. Although they can be good for inflammation, cortisone injections are not routinely used for on going pain management due to weakening of tissue. This can put tendons at an increased risk for rupture (tear), if repeated too often.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis 

Hugely popular, PRP treatment is a safe natural treatment commonly used in many different cases of musculoskeletal pain and injury, that uses platelets from the patient’s blood to promote and facilitate healing and repair in damaged tissue. Increased scientific literature from evidence-based clinical trials are increasingly showing how PRP injection treatment is safe and effective for the treatment of heel pain and plantar fasciitis, also showing improved benefits over cortisone, particularly for long term progress.


During your consultation, this gives us the opportunity to discuss your arising foot or heel complaint and then to discuss possible treatment options and expectations. Below is a simple consultation flow:


  1. discuss your condition

  2. what treatment you have had so far

  3. clinical assessment (where applicable) - having a look at the area and examining

  4. ultrasound scanning (where applicable)

  5. diagnosis (refer for further investigations if necessary)

  6. treatment options

  7. treatment plan

  8. review/monitoring

Please note that treatment can indeed follow on from consultation if happy to do so and enough time has been set aside to do so. 

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We are extremely proud to say we are one of the UK’s leading regenerative musculoskeletal clinics. Alongside physiotherapy and osteopathy, we have been providing exciting non-surgical, non-invasive regenerative therapies like PRP therapy with ongoing success for almost 10 years, providing many 1000's of treatments to patient suffering with pain and injury. We are extremely proud of the huge help and support this has provided to so many people.


Furthermore, we offer the highest quality and concentration at very affordable prices. 


Our Clinic Director and Clinical Scientist Mr Adam Whatley is continuing with ongoing clinical research in the exciting area of platelets and stem cells, and to offer the best level of clinical practice to all patients. PRP treatment has been ongoingly praised for being very safe and effectiveness for various different conditions are very different areas of clinical practice. Risks and adverse complications associated with PRP treatment is practically non-existent.

Mr Adam Whatley, is extremely experienced in the field and hugely passionate. Furthermore, he a clinical scientist, carrying out research-based clinical trials in this area of Regenerative Medicine.

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For further information please contact us on 01564 330773 or alternatively email us at

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