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.
Why have I developed Heel Pain?
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.