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What to do when your plantar fasciitis doesn’t get better.

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If you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you’ve likely exhausted other treatments like frozen water bottles, stretching, orthotics, massage, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections or other therapies.

Results from these treatments vary considerably and you will find them provided by different health care professions with varying degrees of success. When your plantar fasciitis doesn’t get better, people that don’t respond to conservative treatments, up to 20% of plantar fasciitis sufferers, may be candidates for shockwave therapy.

This is a condition that is caused by degeneration, fibrosis, and inflammation of the plantar fascia where it originates from the heel and is characterized by exquisite heel pain with the first few steps getting out of bed in the morning. Over the course of months as the condition becomes chronic, the healing process cannot keep up with the mechanical demands and the patient is left with irritable scar tissue, thickening and fibrosis of the plantar fascia, and chronic pain.

Everyone responds differently to treatments, but if you’ve gone 6 months with no relief, it may be time to try more advanced options with your physiotherapist. When your plantar fasciitis doesn’t get better, shockwave therapy has been shown to be successful in up to 90% of people with plantar fasciitis of 6 months duration or longer. Shockwave breaks up scar tissue, releases local growth factors, and recruits stem cells which enhance the intrinsic healing process and causes new blood vessel growth in the heel. By creating microtrauma shockwave restarts the stalled healing process that occurs when plantar fasciitis becomes chronic.

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  • Linda | Sep 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    That’s great that you guys are offering this now! I’ll call.

  • T.Messer | Sep 8, 2020 at 9:21 am

    I’ve tried everything you’ve mentioned and I still suffer.
    Thank you for the information and I will call my insurance company.

  • LucyM | Sep 10, 2020 at 7:31 am

    I have suffered with plantar fasciitis over the years and have tried countless treatments without much success. I even tried Dr. Ho’s circulation promoting foot massage pads from the shopping channel out of pure desperation. Nothing worked. I saw Baywood Physiotherapy’s ad for shockwave treatment to treat the condition and I gave it a try. I am amazed by the results and how quickly I felt relief. Living in chronic pain makes you miserable, and I am thrilled to finally say that I am pain free . Thank you Janice Eveleigh!

  • สมัคร ufabet เว็บตรง | Nov 21, 2022 at 8:22 am

    It’s difficult to find experienced people on this subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks for the great blog

  • runner123 | Nov 21, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Good info. Thanks

  • Hughie | Nov 21, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I’ve been wrestling with this heel pain for years. I tried orthotics, strengthening, stretching, night braces, blah blah blah.
    Finally fixed with the shockwave

  • Vito | Nov 21, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Super info. Shockwave cured my plantar fasciitis in 4 treatments

  • Jason Flood | Nov 22, 2022 at 7:26 am

    This site was relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that
    helped me. Thanks!

  • sameer suhaill | Nov 22, 2022 at 7:29 am

    First thing, congratulations on this article.
    After trying a chiropractor, my surgeon told me to try shockwave which was offered down the street from me at the physical therapy office. It cured it in 3 visits.

  • محمدی | Nov 22, 2022 at 7:48 am

    This is what finally helped me in the end.

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