Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) involves a machine which generates a current outside the body, using a spark in...
Plantar Fasciitis Non-Operative Treatment
Evolution of Plantar Fasciitis Non-Operative Treatment
Treatment of plantar fasciitis aims to calm down the pain under the pad of the heel. Gel heel pads, orthopaedic shoe inserts, physical therapy, splinting or taping, and steroid injections are often used for this painful condition. Unfortunately, a fair number of patients struggle with this issue on a chronic basis. They may change shoes or inserts and often seek care several times for this condition. Sometimes, patients pursue surgery in an effort to definitively treat their condition. However, there are complications that can occur when the plantar fascia is released, and the recovery is often fairly lengthy. As such, many practitioners aim to pursue non-operative treatment in the majority of plantar fasciitis cases.