Heel Pain & Shockwave Therapy

What do we mean by Heel Pain and Shockwave Therapy?

One of the most common causes of Heel Pain is Plantar Fasciitis. This is a common problem affecting up to 70% of us at some point in our lifetime. It is typically associated with pain in the heel and often in the arch area of the foot. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst.

Diagnostic of heel pain

Why have I developed Heel Pain?

Heel Pain can develop gradually, with no injury to the affected area. There are many different causes of heel pain from too much sitting to too long spent standing, too much activity in the wrong shoes, weight gain, diabetes and even sporty children in a growth spurt!
Diagram of heel

How can Heel Pain be Treated?

When treating Heel Pain the first thing we have to do is to find out the cause of your heel pain and how it is affecting you.

Once we have a diagnosis, we can prescribe a course of treatment appropriate to you. This may include a combination of therapies such as stretching/strengthening exercises, strapping, orthotics, manual therapy. Interventions such as shockwave or ultrasound guided steroid injections can also be very successful when treating heel pain.

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