What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common condition of heel pain. This condition occurs when the long fibrous plantar fascia ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears in the tissue resulting in pain and inflammation.

Plantar fasciitis causes the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament is made of fibrous bands of tissue and runs between the heel bone and your toes and stretches with every step. Inflammation develops when tears occur in the tissue.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

There are a number of plantar fasciitis causes. The plantar fascia ligament is like a rubber band and loosens and contracts with movement. It also absorbs significant weight and pressure. Among the most common is an overload of physical activity or exercise. Athletes are particularly prone to plantar fasciitis and commonly suer from it. Excessive running, jumping, or other activities can easily place repetitive or excessive stress on the tissue and lead to tears and inflammation, resulting in moderate to severe pain.

Among the most popular factors that contribute to plantar fasciitis is wearing incorrect shoes. In many cases, shoes either do not t properly, or provide inadequate support or cushioning. Excessive standing and running and the loss of foot arch are a few of the most common reasons for the development of plantar fasciitis.

The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  1. Improved circulation that alleviates pain and muscle tightness and promotes the healing process.

  2. The breakdown of chronic scar tissue and fibrosis resulting in improved range of motion, making adjustments easier.

  3. Non-invasive procedure requiring no anaesthesia or drugs with no side effects.

  4. Treatments success rate equal to or greater than surgery.