Shockwave Therapy And Cold Laser For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is known for causing heel pain to the point where it can be very hard to walk. Not only is this bad for regular people, but athletes in particular will have a hard time dealing with this condition. Having to deal with a lot of inflammation in the heel area is not good at all, and it definitely lowers an athlete’s performances for quite some time. But there are ways to deal with the right way, and that’s where shockwave therapy and cold laser therapy come into play.

Shockwave therapy

As the name suggests, this therapy requires a unit that sends shockwaves directly towards your heel. The doctor will assess the situation and figure out exactly where the pain is coming from. Then he will make sure that everything is handled correctly and you receive the right amount of shockwaves to make plantar fasciitis go away. According to a study, shockwave therapy is effective when it comes to reducing pain that comes from plantar fasciitis.

Not only that, but both LLLT and RSWT can help lower the plantar thickness in the case of people which suffer from plantar fasciitis. So yes, it can be a good prevention method, but it can also be used as a simpler way to assess and potentially eliminate plantar fasciitis when it first appears. However, you do need to go through a 3-month treatment at the very least.

Cold laser therapy

Cold laser treatments are particularly efficient at alleviating the inflammation generated by plantar fasciitis. Normally this is not a huge problem, but the more you leave it untreated, the more challenging it will become. That’s why it can be a really good idea to opt for a proper therapy session as quickly as possible.

Cold laser therapy is particularly good because lasers are better than cortisone injections. Those injections will stop the pain for a while, but they will also stop any inflammatory healing response. As a result, the plantar fascia is at risk from further rupture and degeneration. What you want to do is to make sure that you use cold laser therapy.

This method enables you to stop the pain from plantar fasciitis as well, although this particular time you will not have to worry about stopping the inflammatory healing response. Your skin will regenerate a lot faster, and that means you can get back to performing any sports you want in no time. It’s a system that works extremely well, and you can easily adapt it as you see fit.

While cold laser therapy works quite well, it’s shockwave therapy that gives the best value for your money. What makes it great is the fact that it has been used in Europe for dealing with the chronic soft tissue problems in the last 20 years, and it delivered great success. You can solve most plantar fasciitis issues in up to 6 sessions, and the success rate is around 80-90%. Don’t hesitate and visit our clinic if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, we will help you get rid of the unwanted pain as quickly as possible!