Treating Plantar Fasciitis with Shockwave Therapy

Did you know that 1 in 3 people experience heel/arch pain?

This pain can range from annoying to outright debilitating. So, what’s the culprit causing all this pain? For most people, it’s an injured 

Plantar Fascia Ligament

. This ligament runs from the bottom of your heel towards the ball of your foot. Its main job is to hold up the arch of your foot, provide shock absorption, and become a strong lever for power and propulsion during walking and running.

In a nutshell, it’s one very important ligament in the foot, and unfortunately, it’s easy to injure. When it’s inflamed and sore, it can affect every aspect of your life and treatment is necessary to get you back to your normal life again.

How Shockwave Treatment Works

Shockwave therapy

 is an outstanding way to treat your plantar fasciitis quickly, safely, and effectively. Through pulse wave technology, the shockwave machine will stimulate your body to increase its ability to heal, break up scar tissue/adhesions, block pain receptors, and increase circulation to the injured ligament.

Shockwave lets your body heal itself faster!

Treatment is not painful, but can be moderately uncomfortable in some sore areas across the bottom of your feet. Most people actually find it to be a good feeling, and immediately get pain relief after one treatment! You will require anywhere from 4-8 treatments, about twice per week, to treat plantar fasciitis. At Footprint Health and Wellness, the Chiropodist or Physiotherapist can treat you for this, and depending on your insurance, direct billing is possible. Each treatment costs $75.

Additional Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

To accompany shockwave therapy, custom orthotics or sports strapping may be necessary to address the underlying cause behind why this happened to you in the first place. A full biomechanical assessment is always a good idea to understand why you are experiencing pain, indicate the underlying issues, and will help us determine the best way to treat your individual needs.

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