How can shockwave therapy help your Heel Pain?

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Heel pain is perhaps the most common condition we treat in our clinics. It is particularly common with the first step in the morning or end of the day. It may be indicative of plantar fasciopathy, which can be the result of chronic overuse, increase in load and poor footwear. 

Treatment

The most effective treatment options for heel pain include:

Heel pain doesn’t have to be an ongoing chronic issue – there are lots of ways to manage the symptoms and get you back doing the things that you love!

Shockwave therapy

Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves passed on from a hand-piece held against the skin and dissipated outwards into the underlying tissues. There are no electric shocks or zaps- just a feeling of pressure! 

There are two main functions of shockwave therapy:

  1. Increasing blood flow to the area to enhance healing
  2. The depletion of substance P, which is responsible for pain

Is there an additional fee? 

We have access to shockwave machines in every clinic to implement into your treatment program straight away. We do not charge an additional fee for shockwave therapy. 

How many treatments will I need?

Many clients can get pain reduction after the initial one to two sessions, although most people require 4-6 sessions over a 1-2 month period for lasting pain relief. 

Shockwave is best used as an adjunct to other treatments and can play a large part in rehabilitation of heel pain. We know that each patient and injury is different, so a full assessment from your Podiatrist is the best way we can form a patient-centered treatment plan. 

Need to stay on your feet? Can’t take time off work? Has heel pain bothered you for far too long? Book an appointment today!

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