Many people struggle with plantar fasciitis pain for years, exhausting all pain management options with little to no results. Unpain Clinic’s approach to plantar fasciitis treatment using shockwave therapy has revolutionized clinical outcomes, often resulting in rapid and complete resolution of plantar fasciitis pain.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue banding across the muscles in the sole of the foot and connecting them to the heel, Achilles tendon and calf muscles. When this tissue becomes aggravated or inflamed, it can cause a wide variety of sensations, including pain, tightness and tingling in the heel and/or sole of the foot. Some patients even describe it like walking on thumb tacks or broken glass. Regardless, it usually comes on insidiously (slowly and out of nowhere), persists long after medical intervention and can be debilitating if left untreated.
Scratching the Surface of the Problem
When an average person is diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, they are usually sent for plantar fasciitis massage, given plantar fasciitis exercises, ultrasound treatment of the plantar fascia, stretches for plantar fasciitis, or a combination of all of these approaches. Some of the more desperate clients spend years and countless dollars seeking solutions through home care options, such as purchasing an electrotherapeutic device, hot/cold technologies or a plantar fasciitis massager. Some even rely on rolling feet on frozen water bottles – several times per day – daily – for years! All of these solutions share a common theme if you haven’t already noticed: they focus specifically on the plantar fascia and they provide only temporary relief – with no real treatment of the problem itself. An experienced therapist might look further, addressing calf tightness along with the plantar fascia. This is still often temporary but will provide more long-term relief than strictly focusing on the plantar fascia.
Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Shockwave therapy is different in that it is a sound wave that stimulates profound cellular healing in the tissue. It is not a Band-aid solution; in fact, it is one of the most well-researched healing modalities in regenerative medicine, to date. To compound the complications of treatment concerns for many patients, plantar fasciitis as a condition is itself typically secondary to another underlying (often undiagnosed) concern. Therefore, even treatment with a highly effective modality, like shockwave therapy, may only result in short-term relief if it is directed solely toward the plantar fascia.
For over a decade, Unpain Clinic therapists have made ground-breaking discoveries using shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and foot pain, implicating significant cause-and-effect relationships between seemingly unrelated areas of the body. In essence, the true cause of the foot problem could be 10 years older than the onset of the foot pain and may actually be originating in a completely different area of the body.
If you have grown tired of rolling your feet on frozen water bottles, religiously doing your plantar fasciitis stretches with no results or living your life in constant daily pain, Unpain Clinic provides the pain solution you need to get back to being…well…you!
Whenever you are ready to take on your plantar fasciitis pain and win, give us a call.
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