Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

Torn ligaments in your heels can cause Plantar Fasciitis. If the tear is not treated, it could be uncomfortable for you to walk or stand. Our team of chiropractors can identify the root cause of this discomfort and work with you to decrease the severity of the pain you’re experiencing.

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Methods & Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis FAQs

Most patients do not experience pain during shockwave therapy but may feel some discomfort. Anesthetic is rarely used in shockwave therapy as most patients can tolerate it due to attenuation of shock from the fat pad.

Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that has been used in various fields of medicine, including orthopedics, urology, and cardiology. For plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes, shockwave therapy can offer significant benefits.

The therapy uses sound waves to stimulate healing within the affected area. The procedure involves delivering sound waves, or “shocks”, to the plantar fascia to induce a process known as neovascularization, which involves the formation of new blood vessels. This can enhance blood flow and bring more nutrients to the affected area, which can facilitate the healing process.

Here are the key effects and potential benefits of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis:

  1. Pain Reduction: The shockwaves can help to overstimulate the nerves that send pain signals, thereby reducing pain sensation.
  2. Inflammation Reduction: By promoting improved blood circulation, the therapy can help reduce inflammation, which is a key component of plantar fasciitis.
  3. Healing: The shockwaves can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, including the formation of new blood vessels and the release of growth factors. This can aid in the repair of damaged plantar fascia tissues.
  4. Non-invasive and Safe: ESWT is a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects, making it a suitable treatment option for many patients.


While many studies have shown positive outcomes with shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, it’s important to note that the therapy may not work for everyone. The effectiveness can depend on several factors, including the severity and duration of the condition, the specific protocol used (such as the intensity and frequency of the shockwaves), and the individual’s overall health status. Always consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment approach for plantar fasciitis or any other medical condition.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical procedure that utilizes pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Generated outside the body, these shock waves are transmitted through the skin to the targeted area, promoting blood flow and healing, breaking down calcified tissue, and potentially reducing pain. There are two main types: Focused Shock Wave Therapy (high-energy waves for deep tissues) and Radial Shock Wave Therapy (low-energy waves for conditions closer to the surface). ESWT is commonly used to treat conditions like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder tendinitis, and kidney stones. It is an outpatient procedure, generally considered safe, but may cause temporary pain and swelling in the treated area.

Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the plantar fascia, a fibrous band of tissue on the sole of the foot that helps to support the arch. It typically occurs when the plantar fascia is overloaded or overstretched and results in heel pain with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. 

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