What is plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that runs along the sole of a foot. It starts at the base of the heel bone (calcaneus), and fans out to connect to each toe. The plantar fascia is very tough, thick, and fibrous, and plays an important role in walking and running.
When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed (often due to overuse, improper arch mechanics, and/or tight calf muscles), both the sole of the foot and the heel can become very painful and sensitive. As the fascia becomes more inflamed, the pain and sensitivity also increase. Eventually, the fascia can become so irritated that tiny bone formations can develop within the band of connective tissue, often closest to the heel.
What does that feel like?
How do we treat plantar fasciitis?
At Granville Physio, we are proud to be able to offer this new treatment option. With an incredible 91% success rate, Shockwave therapy has provided relief to individuals with even chronic plantar fasciitis cases, and has an extensive research basis to support these results.
What exactly does shockwave do?
- Your Granville Physio Team