Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners. People who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support also have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.


What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the part of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

You may be more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you:

  • recently started exercising on hard surfaces
  • exercise with a tight calf or heel
  • overstretch the sole of your foot during exercise
  • recently started doing a lot more walking, running or standing up
  • wear shoes with poor cushioning or support
  • are very overweight


Shockwave Therapy treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?

In the past people suffering with Plantar Fasciitis were limited to steroid injections, custom orthotics, or invasive surgeries to treat the pain caused.

While injections will reduce swelling and inflammation immediately, they cannot be used over the long period as they can cause the tendon to become weakened. Custom orthotics can help relieve pain associated with plantar fasciitis, but for the orthotics to work, you must wear a special shoe with an insert. You may not want to wear the same shoe all of the time. Invasive surgery carries a risk of serious side effects, and it may even weaken the arch of your foot. Surgery also requires a long downtime for recovery, which means lots of missed days from work.

Fortunately, there’s a new, non-invasive treatment for this condition called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT. This state-of-the-art treatment is is far more straightforward than surgery and, it doesn’t require a long recovery period in-between treatments.


What are Shockwaves?

Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to  the affected area to accelerate healing.

The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration – this encourages the body to heal itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications.

How we can help you

The Shockwave Consultation £50.00
The key to the great results we achieve with the thousands of patients we treat across our four clinics is getting the diagnosis right.

On your first consultation one of our qualified doctors of Chiropractic will take your full medical history and will take you through a physical examination to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.  During the physical examination we will assess your condition in order to pinpoint the cause of your pain.

Following the consultation the recommend treatment will be explained to you and we can begin by undertaking your first treatment.

Shockwave Treatment Fees

Shockwave Consultation – £50.00
Includes: • Medical History • Examination • Diagnosis • First treatment

Shockwave Treatments Package – £250.00
Includes: Consultation, 5x Shockwave Treatments plus 1x Massage Treatment

Subsequent Treatments – £50.00
Additional treatments are only available if you have previously completed a treatment package.