Are you suffering from plantar fasciitis and you’re not able to continue your workouts or even just get to the shops?
If so, you’re definitely not alone! Plantar fasciitis affects many people and can cause extremely painful inflammation in the heel.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that may help relieve your discomfort. One such treatment is shockwave therapy — an innovative form of therapy that has been found to be an effective and safe approach for treating plantar fasciitis.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how it works, why it’s so popular among medical professionals for addressing this condition, and what potential benefits it could hold for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis.
So read on to discover if shockwave therapy is the right choice for you!
What Is Plantar Fasciitis And How Can Shockwave Therapy Help?
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects many individuals, causing discomfort and pain in their feet.
It occurs when the tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflamed, making it difficult for people to move around without experiencing discomfort.
Despite being a common condition, many people struggle to find effective treatments for plantar fasciitis. That’s where shockwave therapy comes in.
With its non-invasive nature and incredible results, shockwave therapy has become a popular treatment option for plantar fasciitis.
By using high-frequency sound waves, shockwave therapy helps to stimulate blood flow and speed up the healing process. It’s an efficient, pain-free option that has been proven time and time again to make a difference in individuals’ lives.
What Are The Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?
Shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis can help to alleviate the dreaded pain you feel whenever you stand or walk.
The decrease you experience in pain is the gateway to be able to increase your range of movement allowing you to do more of the activities you love and begin the healing process.
Traditional types of treatment such as steroid injections and scary surgeries are very high risk and you may go through these risky treatments, have a long recovery time and it may only temporarily solve the problem.
Shockwave therapy is very low risk with little to no side effects and often patients see a faster recovery time with fewer sessions than it would take using traditional treatments.
What To Expect During A Shockwave Therapy Session
An average course of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis will consist of just 4-6 sessions with no more than two weeks between each session so the treatment can work faster.
A typical session lasts around 15-20 minutes and includes an assessment, your all-important treatment, and aftercare advice from our expert physiotherapists who can set you on the right track to build your strength up again!
What To Expect After A Shockwave Therapy Session
After a shockwave therapy session, you can expect to be prescribed exercises by our physiotherapists which aim to help you strengthen your foot and be able to get back to your daily routine without causing further damage to your foot.
It’s important to note, high-impact exercise including running and jumping should be avoided for 48 hours following a shockwave therapy session as it could impact the healing process, which we know you don’t want to do!
Think Shockwave Therapy Could Help You Recover From Plantar Fasciitis?
If you’ve been having foot problems that are preventing you from hitting the gym or going out running with friends, you could be suffering from an injury such as plantar fasciitis, and the longer you leave it without seeking help, the worse it will become!
That’s why we’re currently offering a free foot pain assessment where you can get help and advice about your foot pain and see if you qualify for shockwave therapy treatments.
To finally get back to the gym and hit your personal bests again without pain, arrange your free foot pain assessment today by calling our Lucan Clinic at 086 787 6358 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll look forward to seeing you in our clinic soon!
Other Free Resources For Plantar Fasciitis
Read Our Blog – Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Read Our Blog – Do You Have Pain That Won’t Go Away?
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