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31st January 2017
Persistent HEEL PAIN? Shockwave therapy may be your answer!
Intense Heel Pain getting out of bed in the morning?
Is it just NOT going away?
Is your heel pain stopping you from exercising & making you grumpy?
Ever heard of Shockwave Therapy???
Heel pain is a common condition yet it can be quite complex in nature, where a ‘one size fits all’ treatment approach often fails. How one person responds to heel pain treatment may be quite different to the next person. Therefore it is very important to have it correctly diagnosed and then treated to your individual presentation.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that supports the arch of the foot. In some people this thick band becomes weakened and degenerative and therefore painful. Heel pain is usually worse first thing out of bed in the morning and after rest periods. READ HERE for a more detailed explanation of heel pain.
Myth Buster: I have heel pain – I must have a heel spur!! NOT generally the case: FIND OUT MORE
Okay, so heel pain is… a pain in the heel! But it’s not just the pain that you have to put up with – it’s the domino effect of the pain.
> The thought of putting your joggers on and going for a walk – no way!
> Standing all day at work on concrete – the thought makes you cringe.
> Cooking dinner when you get home – let’s just get takeout.
> Your son is pining for your attention and wants to play in the back yard – you have no energy left as your heel pain has zapped it all.
So why put up with HEEL PAIN when it presents all these other detrimental effects? Heel pain in adults is common, complex – yet VERY TREATABLE! At Foundation Podiatry Townsville we utilise the latest treatment options with a personalised approach to make you pain free in the shortest possible time.
Treatments often include strapping, stretching, medical acupuncture, strengthening exercises, improving footwear, cushioned foot supports etc. In some cases of resistant heel pain, further treatment is necessary such as: long periods of immobilisation (really, who can do that?), cortisone injection or surgery (OUCH!!!).
UNTIL RECENTLY – Shockwave therapy is now recommended prior to considering the above nasties. Shockwave therapy delivers acoustic (sound) waves to the injured tissue to help your body heal your injury. It is non-invasive, relatively pain-free and you can return to work straight after your treatment. We are getting wonderful results at Foundation Podiatry Townsville, helping many people return to an active lifestyle. For more detailed information on Shockwave Therapy READ HERE.
Shockwave therapy is also commonly used for chronic achilles tendon pain.
DON’T LET HEEL PAIN ZAP YOUR ENERGY – Give Foundation Podiatry Townsville a call today on 4775 1760!