Plantar Fasciitis

Elizabeth Munro, Age 74,

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Condition: Plantar Fasciitis

Treated at Walnut Grove Clinic, Somerset

Device: Storz

What is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot / heel pain, caused by inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs from the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. It is often caused by an overuse injury, common in people who spend a lot of time on their feet (often called policeman's heel) or those who wear ill fitting shoes. 

Pain is worse when taking the first few steps out of bed in the morning or after periods of rest. Plantar Fasciitis can be quite debilitating, preventing people from being able to work and enjoy an active life. Shockwave Therapy ESWT is very successful in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, it is non invasive, affordable and usually only requires 6 sessions. Elizabeth Munro shares her success with Shockwave Therapy. 

How long have you had / did you have symptoms?

I have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis for 20 years. 

How did it impact your life / sport / physical activity?

My Plantar Fasciitis pain increased when standing still or standing for long periods, walking on uneven surfaces was uncomfortable and I had to give up playing Golf. After having Plantar Fasciitis for so many years eventually I just got used to the daily pain. 

What other treatments did you try prior to Shockwave Therapy?

I tried many treatments before shockwave therapy for my plantar fasciitis, these included orthotics, physiotherapy, injections and exercise, but none of these solved the problem. 

How did you hear about Shockwave Therapy treatment ?

I saw an advert in local paper and magazine, the advertisement specifically mentioned Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis. 

How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy did you have ?

I have had 6 shockwave therapy treatments. 

How was it during the Shockwave treatment? 

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It was painful, but the sessions are short so tolerable. 

How was it immediately after treatment ?

It was tender after the treatment 

How long since your last session of Shockwave Therapy?

It's been 6 months since my last shockwave therapy session

How is the condition now and how has it improved your life / sport / physical activity?

The Plantar Fasciitis is much better, I can walk for 2-3 hours a day and can tolerate uneven surfaces, I am also able to stand without pain. I don't get as many flare-ups which used to require long periods of rest. I am more active and no longer in daily pain. 

Would you recommend Shockwave Therapy to others with this condition or similar conditions?

Yes I would recommend Shockwave Therapy for people suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. 

 

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