How Shockwave Therapy Can Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Many British Columbians suffer from plantar fasciitis, a common condition where the ligament connecting the heel to the toes become inflamed. Athletes, weekend warriors, and those who spend a lot of time on their feet are particularly vulnerable to this painful condition.

Fortunately, a state-of-the-art treatment called shockwave therapy is an effective non-invasive treatment option for plantar fasciitis. Continuum Health Centre in Victoria, BC offers this innovative therapy for our clients.

How Effective is Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?

A 2018 study on treatment modalities for plantar fasciitis suggests that somewhere between 44 to 80% of people who receive shockwave therapy treatments can experience symptom relief.

Furthermore, a 2021 study on the effectiveness of shockwave therapy in improving plantar fasciitis shows that it is generally an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis.

Studies like these find that the pain, heel tenderness and stiffness caused by plantar fasciitis can be reduced quickly and effectively through shockwave therapy.

How Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Works

Shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis involves delivering acoustic waves to the plantar fascia area through an applicator. The devices used for this procedure create a series of acoustic waves which pass easily through the skin and penetrate deep into the affected area. This can cause a change in the tissue of the affected area, leading to increased blood flow and improved healing.

Unlike some other treatments, shockwave therapy is noninvasive and doesn’t require any medications or surgery.

Shockwave therapy is usually done in a series of treatments spaced out over several weeks. Each session can take as little as 15 to 20 minutes, and the number of sessions needed can vary based on the client. A qualified practitioner can help determine what is best for your individual needs.

In addition to being fast, safe, non-invasive and effective, shockwave therapy can provide many other benefits for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. Yet another main benefit is that it doesn’t require long periods of downtime or recovery time after each session. This means clients can continue to go about their daily lives—with less pain, greater mobility, and improved quality of life—without having to take time off work or take a break from physical activities.

If you’re in or around the Greater Victoria, BC area, the team at Continuum Health Centre can help you get the relief from plantar fasciitis that you need.

Who is Shockwave Therapy For?

Athletes and active adults alike are often candidates for shockwave therapy and they can generally look forward to a reduction in pain after only a few treatments. Once the pain is reduced, clients are able to walk and move around much more comfortably.

No matter what type of lifestyle you lead, shockwave therapy can bring relief if you suffer from plantar fasciitis. It is a safe, minimally-invasive treatment that can deliver fast results. Shockwave therapy can help you reduce the pain and stiffness associated with plantar fasciitis, so you can get back to living the life you love.

Shockwave Therapy in Victoria

Contact Continuum Health Centre in Victoria, BC today for more information about how shockwave therapy can help with plantar fasciitis or other conditions. Our team of physiotherapy, performance, and rehabilitation professionals are here to help you find the right treatment plan for your unique, individual needs.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help get you on the path to recovery. Let us help you get back to living a pain-free life and enjoying the activities you love. Contact Continuum Health Centre at 1-778-433-7737 or click here to book an initial assessment.

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