If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone you know is struggling with plantar fasciitis. It’s a common condition that causes heel pain and can make even the simplest tasks feel unbearable. But there is hope! Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that has been shown to be an effective solution for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.
At our clinic, we offer shockwave therapy as part of a comprehensive plan of care that also includes a thorough examination and report of findings. We have helped countless patients find relief from their heel pain and we’re confident we can help you too.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, becomes irritated and inflamed. This can happen as a result of overuse, improper footwear, or underlying conditions such as obesity or flat feet. Symptoms include heel pain that is worse in the morning or after periods of rest, pain that increases with activity, and pain that radiates into the arch of the foot or toes.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment whereby sound waves are transmitted through the skin to the affected area. These sound waves work to break up adhesions that have formed in the plantar fascia, which in turn reduces inflammation and pain. In addition, shockwave therapy promotes tissue regeneration and healing.
Is Shockwave Therapy Effective?
There have been numerous studies conducted on the efficacy of shockwave therapy for treating plantar fasciitis and the results are overwhelmingly positive. In one study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 78% of patients who underwent shockwave therapy reported significant improvement in their symptoms after just 3 treatments. Another study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that shockwave therapy was more effective than both corticosteroid injections and night splints in treating plantar fasciitis.
If you’re struggling with plantar fasciitis, don’t despair—help is available! Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment option with long lasting results. Call us today to see how we can help you too!
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