12 August 2022 - Uncategorised
Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Repeated small injuries to the fascia (with or without inflammation) are thought to be the cause of plantar fasciitis. The injury is commonly located near to where the plantar fascia attaches to your heel bone.
What can I do to help plantar fasciitis?
How can Fit For Life NI help with plantar fasciitis?
We offer shockwave therapy which has been shown to be 50-70% effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy is a procedure where shock waves are passed through the skin to the injured part of the foot, using a special device. The shockwaves are mechanical and not electric; they are audible, low energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. This accelerates the body’s healing process. You will usually require a course of three treatments, one to two weeks apart.
When should I have shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is offered to patients with plantar fasciitis, who have not responded adequately to traditional treatments such as physiotherapy, rest, steroid injection, ice therapy and painkillers. It is a minimally invasive treatment and you can go home the same day.
Visit https://fitforlifeni.co.uk/physiotherapy/shockwave-therapy/ for more information on our service.
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