Plantar-fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia on the sole of the feet, it can cause the feet to become tender and painful to stand or walk on. There are a multitude of reasons that can cause this, some of which are: incorrect footwear with insufficient support; unbalanced weight placement and over-use injuries like those common in runners.
The associated symptoms would be a dull or sharp pain located under the arch of your foot which will be aggravated by walking. If not rested or treated these symptoms can worsen and can lead to restricted walking ability and hamper daily activities. This can also lead to referred pain in the lower limbs and back due to a compromised walking pattern.
The current available treatments including manual therapies or taping don’t seem to have a significant effect in most cases. In the Buckingham clinic, we take a specialised approach using new treatment to optimize the healing process and speed up recovery.
Therefore, our qualified therapists use Shockwave Therapy, a new therapy that has been shown to be effective for damaged tissue including tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Shockwave Therapy works by generating high pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body to break up damaged tissue. This allows the body to lay down your new tissue and increases blood flow to the treated area which promotes effective healing.