Plantar fasciitis is one of the most painful and widespread ailments in modern society.
According to Meta-Analysis of High-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis, published in Swiss Medical Weekly, about 10% of people will be affected with this disease in their lifetime.
If you’ve been one of that number, you know just how debilitating it can be.
Thankfully, there is an effective plantar fasciitis treatment that you might not have heard of… shockwave therapy.
Shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis has a high success rate. It’s been proven 84% successful in double-blind, randomized, controlled studies.
Quick Facts About Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Who does plantar fasciitis affect?
Plantar fasciitis doesn’t discriminate — it can affect anyone at any time. However, those who are more prone include:
- People who spend many hours standing.
- Those who often wear high heels or shoes with thin soles.
- Those with flat feet or high arches.
- People between the ages of 40 to 70.
- Long-distance runners.
What are the symptoms?
Most who are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis complain of pain at the bottom of the heel. It usually affects just one foot, but it can affect both in some cases.
The pain is normally worst in the morning when getting out of bed, or anytime during the day after sitting or lying down.
How does shockwave therapy help plantar fasciitis?
Clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of shockwave therapy on plantar fasciitis.
Strong energy pulses are applied to the plantar fascia, stimulating cells that reduce pain and promote healing.
Shockwave treatment is particularly useful for chronic plantar fasciitis cases — those lasting six weeks or longer — that have not responded to other forms of treatment.
Most shockwave patients only require three plantar fasciitis treatments before the pain is gone!
What are the side effects of plantar fasciitis shockwave treatment?
There are no side effects!
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Success
Vicky and her daughter, Catherine, were both treated for plantar fasciitis by Dr. Robert Gordon of Shockwave Canada.
Catherine has autism and is ambulatory, but non-verbal. When they first went to Dr. Gordon, they had to figure out what was causing her pain. Dr. Gordon helped identify that it was plantar fasciitis and administered shockwave therapy. After three treatments, Catherine was free of discomfort.
“For her, it was everything,” Vicky says.
Vicky knew the pains of plantar fasciitis as she had struggled with it herself.
“I did everything I could to mitigate it,” Vicky says. But in the end, the treatment that worked was shockwave therapy.
“When getting the treatment, you can feel it working,” Vicky says. “It’s a really good pain, like it’s really targeting the spot.”
Since their shockwave treatments, neither Vicky nor Catherine have had any recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
“We’re very fortunate,” Vicky says. “It was wonderful. I didn’t have to go one more day with discomfort.”
Vicky’s only wish about shockwave therapy is that it were more widely available. A location closer to her home or through her local general practitioner would have been more convenient, as the therapy required three treatments.
The Shockwave Canada Difference
Storz Medical has been researching shockwave treatment indications since 1987. We have the proof in our studies. Shockwave Canada presents the best plantar fasciitis treatment options with effective results.
You — and your patients — don’t have to suffer any longer.
Discover how to buy or lease a shockwave device to treat plantar fasciitis at your clinic. Call 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or visit www.shockwavecanada.com.
Looking for shockwave treatment for your own case of plantar fasciitis? Find a practitioner today. Call 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or contact us at www.shockwavecanada.com.