Plantar Faciitis, often called ‘Heel Spur’, is the most common cause of chronic foot pain. In fact, over a lifetime, approximately 10% of the general population will experience plantar fasciitis. Plantar Faciitis is essentially an overuse injury of the thick ligament running underneath your foot, from the heel to the forefoot. Continued damage results in ligament degeneration, tears/splits and ongoing pain.
There a number of potential causes of Plantar Facsiitis (see our Heel Pain page) and sometimes, even if with the best treatment, it can still be stubborn to resolve. The contiued pain can start to effect everday life as well as your ability to stay active and participate in sport. At Lefort Podiatry, in addition to traditional treatments for Plantar Facsiitis, we offer the latest in medical technology
Shockwave Therapy offers patients a gentle and non-invasive treatment without the need for ultrasound guidance, anaesthesia, medication or surgical procedures to achieve effective results.