Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot, commonly in the heel. Those with the condition dislike pressure placed on this area.

Prominently, with the correct management, plantar fasciitis will resolve with conservative treatment. The plantar fascia is the thickened tissue on the sole of your foot. It pads the foot as well as having elastic properties to help transmit the forces of the calf muscle, allowing you to spring. In effect, it provides shape to your foot arch, providing shock absorption and an even distribution of your weight as you put weight through your leg.

If too much demand is placed on the plantar fascia, it can inflame and become painful. This can come about through increased activity, for example on a hiking holiday, or with increased stretch on the tissues, such as swapping to unsupported sandals in the summer from the usual supportive lace-up shoes you wear the rest of the year. In that case, Recognizing the early warning signs is key to a speedy recovery.

Osteo Health offers effective non-invasive treatment options for this condition. Therefore, the combination of the mentioned below modalities gives the most desired result.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment that yields favorable results in improvement of pain and function for plantar fasciitis. 

For instance clinical study:    Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis 

Plantar fascia stretching may be more effective than Achilles tendon stretching alone in the short-term for reducing pain caused by plantar fasciitis. 

For instance clinical study:     The effectiveness of manual stretching in the treatment of plantar heel pain

Laser therapy in patients with foot pain significantly relieves the heel pain and the excellent efficacy lasts for 3 months after treatment.

 For instance clinical study:   Clinical efficacy of low-level laser therapy in Plantar Fasciitis

Intense therapeutic ultrasound for a chronic conditions is shown to be effective, safe, and well-tolerated.

 For instance clinical study:     Therapeutic Ultrasound for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis


 Pubmed, Physitrack.

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