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  • Writer's pictureDr. Thomas Burge

Shockwave Therapy may help YOUR plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the bottom of the foot, near the heel. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes strained and torn. This can cause significant pain and limit mobility.

One treatment option that has shown great success in treating plantar fasciitis is Shockwave therapy. This non-invasive procedure uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and relieve pain in the affected area.

Shockwave therapy works by increasing blood flow to the damaged tissue, promoting the growth of new blood vessels, and helping the body to naturally heal itself. The shockwaves also break down scar tissue and encourage the production of anti-inflammatory substances, reducing pain and inflammation.

The procedure is quick and easy, usually taking only 15-20 minutes to complete. The patient lies down on a table and the therapist applies a gel to the affected area. A hand-held device is then used to deliver the shockwaves to the tissue. Most patients report little or mild discomfort during the procedure.

Studies have shown that shockwave therapy is an effective treatment option for plantar fasciitis, with a high rate of success in reducing pain and improving mobility. In fact, many patients report significant improvement after just a few sessions.

In addition to being non-invasive and relatively pain-free, shockwave therapy also has a low risk of side effects, making it a safer option compared to surgery or prescription pain medications. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy may be a viable treatment option for you. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action for your specific needs.

In conclusion, shockwave therapy is a promising treatment option for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. With its non-invasive nature, high rate of success, and low risk of side effects, it is a valuable consideration for anyone looking to manage their pain and improve their mobility.

If YOU are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, please give us a call at 604-535-7373 or visit us at htpps:/

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