Mary - Plantar Fasciitis
Mary (55 years old) had been struggling with plantar fasciitis for several months. Plantar fasciitis is a very painful debilitating condition caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes.
It causes pain around the heel and arch of the foot, usually worse in the morning when first standing. It can affect mobility and especially climbing stairs.
Kath - Lumbar Back Pain, Fibromyalgia
Kath had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 10 years ago, she had then recently injured her lumbar spine in a fall. This had left her with constant low back pain, radiating down her right leg to her foot. The fall had also caused an increased in her fibromyalgia symptoms. Her body pain had increased, sleep was affected and general well-being was poor.