Increasing blood flow and stimulating the body’s natural regenerative processes
Shock waves have been used in medicine since 1980. Since the beginning of the 1990s, this area of application has become increasingly important and has since proven its worth, including in top international sports. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for various musculoskeletal conditions, including heel pain.
It works by delivering high-energy shockwaves to the affected area, which promotes healing by increasing blood flow and stimulating the body’s natural regenerative processes. In the case of heel pain, shockwave therapy is particularly effective for plantar fasciitis, a common condition that occurs when the plantar fascia (a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot) becomes inflamed and painful. Shockwave therapy can help break down scar tissue, improve circulation, and stimulate the growth of new tissue, all of which can reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.
During shockwave therapy, a healthcare professional will use a handheld device to deliver shockwaves to the heel area. The procedure typically takes around 15-20 minutes and may cause some discomfort during the treatment. Patients may require multiple sessions of shockwave therapy to achieve the best results.
While shockwave therapy is generally considered safe, it may not be suitable for everyone. Patients with certain medical conditions or who are taking certain medications may not be candidates for this treatment. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if shockwave therapy is the right treatment option for your heel pain.
Our recommendation is for three treatments, once per week. We use the German-made Storz shockwave unit, which is recognized as the best in the market.