What is the Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis typically presents itself as a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot, near the heel. The pain is often at its worst first thing in the morning, or when you have been on your feet for long periods. Although exercise may not cause immediate pain, it can be a trigger for pain once you have stopped.
We advise easing plantar fasciitis with rest and elevation, icing the area for 20 minutes every 2-3 hours, wearing sensible footwear, using soft insoles in your shoes, gently stretching regularly and exercising without pressure to the feet.
Our experienced team use shockwave therapy to successfully treat plantar fasciitis. Studies have found that after a course of shockwave therapy treatment 91% of patients had satisfactory results, with a 6% recurrence rate.
Shockwave therapy is a relatively new and specialist treatment for plantar fasciitis, although the technology has been used on the human body to treat other conditions for over 20 years. We are excited to be offering this therapy as an alternative treatment to our clients.
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