LFAC launches innovative ‘one-stop’ Heel Pain Clinic

LFAC has launched a dedicated ‘one-stop’ Heel Pain Clinic, to provide rapid assessment and treatment for patients.

Patients will be able to have an assessment, imaging, decision and usually first treatment within a single initial visit.

The idea is cut out the delays patients normally face when seeking treatment, as initial assessment, imaging and treatment traditionally require separate individual visits to clinic.

“We know that it can be frustrating for patients to see the consultant, then be told to come back for imaging and then come back again for a decision – all before treatment commences,” says Mr Matthew Solan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon of LFAC.

Mr Solan and his colleague Consultant Radiologist Dr Andrew have won an award for establishing the ‘one-stop’ approach within the NHS in Surrey.

The Heel Pain Clinic is designed for patients with plantar fascia and Achilles tendon problems. It is appropriate for people who have been in pain for a period of several months and have found conservative treatments ineffective.

Following detailed assessments, patients are normally recommended shockwave therapy or injections and more rarely, calf release surgery.

The London Foot & Ankle Centre is NOW OPEN for foot and ankle treatments at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, The Shard, The Bupa Cromwell Hospital, The New Victoria Hospital, The Lister Hospital, OneWelbeck & Chiswick Outpatients
All of our Consultants are available for face to face appointments and remote appointments.
Call 0207 078 3800 for Mark Davies, David Redfern, Matt Solan & James Davis, and 0207 403 4162 for Martin Klinke
Our two Podiatrists – Anthony Kontos and Nicolas Ivanoff – have clinics at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and The Shard.
Please CLICK HERE for our new clinic opening times for all of our Consultants and Podiatrists