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Does Shockwave Therapy Help With Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an annoyingly painful condition where the plantar fascia running along the sole of the foot becomes inflamed or sustains microtears. Shock wave therapy uses pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to deliver ultrasound energy to the feet. There are low and high-energy shock wave treatments. The low-energy treatments are given in a series of three or more sessions. These can be mildly painful if there is any pain at all. High-energy shock wave treatments are given in one session and can be quite painful, sometimes requiring anesthesia. Either treatment is thought to work by inducing microtrauma in the affected tissue. This initiates healing by causing blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area. New shockwave treatments are under continued development and reports differ on their success. If you are interested in finding out more about shockwave therapy for persistent plantar fasciitis, see a podiatrist who can help you determine if this is a treatment that may be right for you.

Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with one of our podiatrists from Tri-Town Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, addressing the source of the problem and allowing treatment to last for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Arlington, Canton, and Chelsea, MA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Treating Heel Pain with Shockwave Therapy

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