Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, your best bet is to see a physiotherapist that has shockwave therapy. Our SE Calgary Physiotherapist offers shockwave therapy, which is the best treatment for a variety of issues, including Plantar Fasciitis!
Studies show that 91% of plantar fasciitis cases resolve after 3-5 treatments with shockwave therapy.
Most of the time, plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury, and can be the result of tight calves or a flattened arch. In either case, the plantar fascia is put under duress and is stretched too much. Mircrotears begin to form at the origin of the fascia, on the anterior aspect of the heel.
These injuries can be especially difficult to resolve as you are walking on the injury.
Shockwave therapy sends acoustic waves through the tissue, breaking up adhesions, but more importantly, augmenting pain signals to the brain from the region. These signals are the best way to enhance the acute healing cascade. Our SE Calgary Physiotherapists use the shockwave in conjunction with other treatments, which might include active release techniques, graston, cupping, taping, or needling. The combination of these therapies often leads to full resolution within a few weeks, even when the patient has had pain for years!
If you have questions about shockwave therapy, or are wondering about how to get a proper diagnosis for your foot pain, please give the clinic a call, and our physiotherapist or chiropractor can do an assessment, and determine the best course of treatment.