Heel pain is a common condition that many people have due to the heel being prone to overuse injuries. Heel pain can range from mild to debilitating, with a range of causes (inflammation, trauma or systemic disease).
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain, and it is when pain occurs at the bottom of the foot, near the heel and may extend into the arch.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick and fibrous band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. Its purpose is to support the muscles and arch of the foot, as well as absorb shock as we walk.
When the plantar fascia becomes overloaded or overstretched, small tears develop in the fibres, especially where the fascia connects to the heel bone.
Depending on the severity of the condition, different treatments apply.
Shockwave therapy, also known as ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy), is an innovative and non-invasive treatment for suitable cases of plantar fasciitis. A medically-proven technology, ESWT uses mechanical high-energy sound waves to target the injured area and promote healing.
Patients can expect a notable reduction in pain levels after 3 to 6 sessions. Some patients even report a reduction in symptoms after one session.
The Bone and Joint Centre is pleased to provide ESWT treatment in the comfort and convenience of the clinic. To find out if you are suitable for ESWT as a non-invasive and effective treatment for heel pain, please reach out to us today.
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