Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis - Heel Pain Treatment in Rochester, NY
For anyone who has had pain, specifically pain in their feet, they know how life-changing it can be to become pain-free. Having the freedom to walk and/or exercise free of any painful ailments can make all of the difference. This article will provide insights on the specific ailments that can cause pain and the helpful/effective treatments that can help patients become pain-free!
Anatomy of the Foot
Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility.
Common heal/foot ailments? Nearly one-fourth of the body’s bones are in our feet. Joints are formed wherever two or more of these bones meet. Giving the foot its shape, support and the ability to move are muscles. Many tendons attach these muscles to the bones and ligaments that hold the bones together to maintain the foot’s arch (Arthritis.org). Specifically, the foot is susceptible to many stresses. Foot problems can cause pain, inflammation, and/or injury. These common problems can result in limited movement and agility.
Who Is Most Susceptible to Plantar Fasciitis?
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Though our feet are enabled to withstand high amounts of stress, pressure and shock absorption, long periods of this stress or tears in the tissue can cause plantar fasciitis. Patients might be high risk if they have:
Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis
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Patients with chronic plantar fasciitis improved to statistically significant extent after either rESWT or ABI procedures, with no significant differences seen between groups. The lack of randomization in this pragmatic study is noted, which may have influenced the outcome seen. Potentially larger and more robust studies are required to investigate this treatment comparison further (Clinical Journal Of Sports Medicine) (Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021).
These findings suggest that all treatment modalities provide significant pain relief in patients with painful heel spur. This analysis also demonstrates RT is superior choice for chronic PF in cases of failure with conservative treatments when compared to extracorporeal shock wave therapy and PG. (Turkish Journal of Oncology, 2021).
ESWT seems to be particularly effective in relieving pain associated with RPF. ESWT should be considered when traditional treatments have failed.(The Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 2017).
The results of this study demonstrate a positive therapeutic effect of the combination of focused shock wave therapy and a complex tendon supplement in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Therefore, we believe more studies could support the effectiveness of the combination of physical therapies and supplements (SCIep,2021).
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