Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is also one of the conditions that responds best to shockwave therapy. It has lots of research behind its efficacy and it is a safe, non invasive treatment option that is our first choice of treatment for plantar heel pain in our clinic..
Plantar Fasciitis is a very common condition and is often feel on the underside of the heel on the inside of the foot near the heel. Symptoms can also be felt into the arch of the foot.. It is quite a painful condition and usually hurts more in the am during the first steps on the ground or starting to walk around after periods of rest. Commonly it can also build through the day in people who spend a lot of time on their feet. The reason you can develop plantar heel pain is due to various issues that come from the hip, knee or ankle. It is important to understand the underlying reason why you have developed plantar heel pain to be able to design a bespoke rehabilitation program which is necessary to ensure the Shockwave Therapy is as effective it can be.
So how does the Shockwave Therapy help?
Shockwave Therapy is a mechanically induced pressure stimulation that causes a biological reaction in the tissues. It modulates the pain felt by the local nerve sensors that reduces the pain felt in the area, there is an increase of blood flow to the area and several processes are activates that will help to reactivate the healing process in what can be chronic conditions. We often see people who have had injections, treatment and orthotics and more before seeing us for Shockwave Therapy.
How long does it take to treat with Shockwave Therapy?
We would normally treat plantar heel pain on weekly sessions and it usually takes 4-6 sessions to resolve this condition.
Is it right for me?
Well if you have any questions regarding your heel pain and if Shockwave Therapy can help your pain. Feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to talk with you and give you some advice on your problem
You can also read more about Shockwave Therapy here – SHOCKWAVE THERAPY – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?