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Posted 10 Jul '16

How Can Shockwave Therapy Help Your Plantar Fasciitis Or Achilles Tendinopathy Pain?

 

It’s common for us to kick our shoes off at the end of a tiring working day. Most of us experience some sort of ache in the feet after a long day at work. But, could this be something else other than the usual feeling of uneasiness? If you experience shooting pain through your feet quite regularly, don’t take the risk of waiting too long. You might have Plantar Fasciitis. Read on to know more about these conditions, the causes and how can you get rid of these pains.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis And What Should I Know About It?

People who spend a lot of time walking and standing are prone to this condition. It is estimated that at least 1 out of every 10 people in this world suffer from Plantar Fasciitis at some point of time. “Why does it happen?” you ask. Well, you need to know that there’s a thick fibrous band of tissue known as the Plantar Fascia, which runs between your toes and your heel. This tissue might tear, resulting in Plantar Fasciitis. However, it doesn’t end here. The plantar Fascia has a relatively poor supply of blood, which implies that it can take a long time to heal.

Now, suppose your Plantar Fascia has ruptured. Yes, you are likely to experience some pain and discomfort. But, we have a terrible apathy when it comes to paying attention to minor pains and discomfort. Rather, you will ignore the pain and carry on with your usual routine. Unfortunately Plantar Fascia isn’t going to get better or go away. On the contrary, the healing will be even slower and regular activity is only going to make it worse. You will witness episodes of intense pain in the heels and it will turn chronic. So, the heart of the matter is you shouldn’t take the risk of ignoring Plantar Fasciitis too long. If you feel experience discomfort and pain in your foot, visit us at Flawless Feet Podiatry & Laser Clinic right away.

What Is Achilles Tendinopathy ?

Ever heard about the Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon lies behind the heel and a little above it. The function of the Achilles tendon is to join the calf muscles with the heel bone.

The condition is characterized by pain and swelling of the Achilles tendon. If you are suffering from this condition, you will experience stiffness and discomfort as well. It is caused by repeated micro-injuries to the tendon. You might be injuring your tendon unknowingly. Usually, the tendon doesn’t heal completely after each injury and hence, the damage builds up and eventually you will experience extreme discomfort in your Achilles tendon. The condition occurs due to many reasons. Running too much, working out without wearing the proper footwear, improper exercise regime. In short, your activities are the determining factor when it comes to Achilles Tendinopathy.

How Can Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Help?

As well as the usual exercises we prescribe to rehabilitate the injury and the use of Orthotics to provide support. We at Flawless Feet are specialists in the use of Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy is specialist treatment that is used to treat chronic and painful musculoskeletal conditions.  The therapy can be effective in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy. So, if you have decided in favor of this therapy, here’s what you need to know. The process involves using a hand piece, which delivers compressed air impulses into your affected foot to reinvigorate the healing process.The entire process is quick and it won’t take more than fifteen minutes of your time. You are likely to experience mild pain during the Shockwave Therapy.

Shockwave Therapy works for 8 out of 10 people, which is very impressive for a treatment that’s relatively new. So, if you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy, consider going for a Shockwave Therapy.

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Some Tips To Avoid These Foot Injuries

“Prevention is better than cure”. Yes, we have heard that a lot. But, are we paying any attention? If not, now might be a good time to start. Follow these tips to avoid foot disorders and pains

  • Wear the right shoes. Sure, you want a trendy pair of shoes. But, at the same time, make sure your shoes are comfortable.
  • Wear shoes with soft platform and ample cushioning.
  • If you hit the gym regularly, make sure you aren’t doing that in slippers.
  • If you have flat feet, visit your podiatrist and get the right inserts.
  • High heels are great when you put those on occasionally. But, if you are doing that regularly, you are inviting foot problems too.

So, follow these tips to keep your feet healthy. In case, you are already dealing with foot pains and problems, visit use at Flawless Feet Podiatry & Laser Clinic without any further delay.

Flawless feet offer several different clinic locations to meet the needs of our patients. Locations include:

Forest Hill Clinic | 16 Garlies Road | Forest Hill | London| SE23 2RT

Covent Garden Clinic | Good Vibes Studio | Betterton St | Covent Garden | London | WC2H 9BU

Croydon Clinic | 197a Shirley Road | Entrance In Valley Walk | Croydon | CR0 8SB

We look forward to welcoming you.

The team at Flawless Feet Podiatry & Laser Clinic

Call us on 02037138361 or simply Book Online

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