Plantar fasciitis is reported to be the most common cause of heel pain and accounts for approximately 1 million physician visits per year. Plantar Fasciitis is an extremely painful condition caused by inflammation and swelling of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that begins at the back of your heel and runs across the underside of your foot. It often is caused by overuse, poor foot mechanics, excessive body weight, sports or improper footwear. Taut achilles tendons, calf, hamstring, or weak foot muscles increase your risk for developing this condition.
People with plantar fasciitis often complain of pain along the arch of the foot and at the heel. The pain can be excruciating when first applying pressure to the foot in the morning or after sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Common treatments used to alleviate pain and aid in the healing of plantar fasciitis are rest, ice, splints, orthotics, ultrasound, physiotherapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Traditional treatments alone or together may only minimally reduce the pain.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. With this innovative therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated systematically.
The beneficial effects of shockwave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. In most cases only 3-6 visits are required. There are no side effects.
90% Success Rate For Plantar Fasciitis
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