Heel Pain Relief with Shockwave

13 February 2023

When you have heel pain you feel terrible.  Shoes are uncomfortable, walking is uncomfortable, and you think twice being active.   It is important to know that with the right advice you don’t have to live with foot pain.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy helps improve function and movement in your joints and muscles. It works by emitting acoustic waves which penetrate the deeper tissue of our body, helps break up scar tissue and improves blood flow to the area.  Shockwave Therapy works at a cellular level to:

  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Relaxes the muscles.
  • Stimulates bone regeneration.
  • Breaks the pain cycle.

How does it works for Heel Pain?

Shockwave Therapy is proven to increase the healing properties of the tissues and decrease the levels of pain within the heel. 

Studies have shown Shockwave stimulates a natural healing response in the tissue around the heel. Microtrauma from the shockwaves results in your body releasing factors necessary for healing of damage tissue in the plantar fascia and surrounding tendons and muscles of the foot.

What can I expect?

Initially the treatment will give you an analgesic affect which will decrease your pain.  Then because the shockwaves stimulate more blood flow to the heel, your injured tissue around your heel will start to mend itself. 

Now we all know that there is rarely one magical unicorn treatment for any injury, so our Podiatrists will generally recommend you will need to support your heel by strapping your foot and also wearing protective cushioned footwear.   Generally 2-3 treatments most people have made a dramatic improvement in pain and can get back to a normal functioning.

I have heel pain, what do I do next?

Call Stepping Out Podiatry on 1300 881 082 – it is easy to make an appointment and we are located at Landsborough and Kawana with our Shockwave machines.  Our website www.steppingoutpodiatry.com.au also hosts great blog articles if you want to read more.

Stepping Out Podiatry – our focus is your feet and we love what we do!