Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Faciitis & Shoulder Pain
Gareth Lambe, Age 39
Condition: Plantar Faciitis & Shoulder Pain
Treated at: How Clinic, Edinburgh
Device Used: MP200 MasterPuls
What is / was your condition?
Plantar Faciitis and a painful shoulder / neck area. I work on my feet for long periods of time, which has possibly contributed to the development of Plantar Faciitis. My shoulder was injured whilst in the gym, using a particular weight machine.
How long have you had / did you have symptoms?
I have had Plantar Faciitis symptoms for approximately one year, my shoulder symptoms approx 6-8 months.
How did it impact your life / sport / physical activity?
I still remained active, I had to be for work, but I was in constant discomfort at work and had trouble sleeping because of my shoulder.
What other treatments did you try prior to Shockwave Therapy?
I had tried heat rubs and various stretching exercises, but nothing seemed to work.
How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy did you have ?
On my shoulder I had 6-7 Shockwave Therapy sessions, including the V Actor massager, which was used to help loosen the muscle and prepare the surrounding area for the Shockwave treatments.
On my foot I had 4 sessions of Shockwave Therapy for my Plantar Faciitis.
How was it during the Shockwave treatment?
I felt slight discomfort on my shoulder with the shockwave, however there was slight relief immediately after treatment. The main benefit was felt 2 days after, when the pain in my shoulder had eased considerably.
Shockwave on the Plantar Fascia was painful right on the sore spot, but bearable. I noticed a remarkable improvement in my Plantar Faciistis after treatment, it felt much better.
I continue to have maintenance shockwave therapy sessions 2 per year for my shoulder.
How is the condition now and how has it improved your life / sport / physical activity?
My shoulder is much improved, the Plantar Faciitis has gone.
Where did you receive the Shockwave Therapy treatment?
I had the treatment at the How Clinic. Shockwave therapy was a little pricey for me, but totally worth it because it gets the desired results quickly. Other treatments maybe cheaper, but you would probably need more sessions, over a longer period of time costing more in the long run and not necessarily given you the desired results.
Would you recommend Shockwave Therapy to others with this condition or similar conditions?
I would definitely without doubt recommend Shockwave Therapy.