Shockwave Therapy allows us to non invasively tackle chronic Plantar Fasciitis and other foot pains.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, it can be painful under the ball of the heel near the mid line of the body,
This treatment spreads shock waves through the impaired tissue, which then stimulates cells which are responsible for tissue reparation and after the tissue regenerates and heals.
Due to this treatment causing an inflammatory response, advice is that you do not take any anti-inflammatory medication. If you should need to take anything for pain, use paracetamol (as long as you can take this medicine).
Does it hurt? You may experience some discomfort whilst having the treatment done, however if you make the Podiatrist aware we will be able to adjust the treatment accordingly.
What can I do after treatment? You can carry on with normal activities after, however we recommended not to do any strenuous/high impact activity for at least 48hours after.
How many treatments will I need? This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In most cases patients have between 4 to 6 treatments, which will be weekly apart.