Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can arise from many different areas in and around the foot. We’ve listed below a couple of the most common causes along with our methods of treatment at Lightwater Health & Chiropractic Clinic`:

Achilles Teninopathy (Achilles Tendinitis)

The Achilles tendon is about 15cm long and attaches your calf to your heel. It has a very poor blood supply which allows it to get inflamed very easily.


The pain comes on at the start of exercise (running) and may feel better or worse throughout but often stiffness or pain is felt after the activity. The tendon can be painful with pressure or when stretching.


Conservative treatment such as massaging the calf and mobilising the joints can improve your running technique, which will release stress on the Achilles tendon. Also a specific rehabilitation programme will help, along with plenty of rest. Shockwave and dry needling can also speed up a recovery.


The achilles tendon is one of the least vascular areas of the body and can take a long time to heal. Stopping aggravating activity is essential. The injury improves between 1- 6 months in the majority of cases.

Plantar Fascitis (PF)

PF is the most common cause of chronic heel pain. The plantar facia is the fibrous part in the arch of your foot. Discomfort and pain can be caused by poor fitting shoes, prolonged standing, tight calves and obesity.


Stabbing pain underneath the foot is experienced, especially in the morning when getting out of bed.


This will vary with each case but can include orthotics or taping, manual mobilisation of the foot & ankle and also massage. An effective home remedy is to fill a frozen water bottle with ice and roll the foot over the top for a couple of minutes. Shockwave therapy has been found to be particularly effective.


The majority of injuries will improve between 1- 6 months but in some cases it can take longer. The more you can stay off the injured area, the quicker the healing process will be.

Welcome to Lightwater Health & Chiropractic

Based in the centre of Lightwater Village, we are a multi-disciplinary clinic providing a variety of health treatments to patients within the local and surrounding areas such as Bisley, Bagshot, Chobham, Windlesham, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Camberley
Our focus is to provide the best possible care for all our patients, from pregnancy and children to those in their more senior years. We look after patients with sporting backgrounds, as well as those who have a less mobile lifestyle or if you are struggling with just general aches and pains.
Our approach is to ensure you are welcomed into a very relaxed and professional environment where you are treated on a very personal level. We want you to feel comfortable in your surroundings and to know you are in the best possible hands. We will be with you every step of the way …..
Lightwater Health & Chiropractic is an independent business owned and managed by Gina Lear and Fiona Tyson. Having worked together at a Clinic in 2013, Fiona & Gina instantly knew they shared the same business ethics and morals. It was only going to be a matter of time before they would embark on a joint business venture and Lightwater Health & Chiropractic opened its doors for the first time on April 16th 2016.
The Clinic has gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, with two additional treatment rooms recently added to the premise and a very strong team of Chiropractors and Sports Massage therapists. With Fiona & Gina both being extremely passionate about their work, wanting to make people feel comfortable and relieving them from pain, you can be assured of a very personal and caring level of service from all the team.