Will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?

Possible. Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain from plantar fasciitis in about 2/3 of patients. It works by stimulating the inflammatory cascade thus causing he body to heal itself. I also believe that stretching, good shoes, and custom orthotics are important in preventing the plantar fasciitis from returning.
It can . Not everything works for everyone - it is one of the many treatment options available for this condition.
It may help. It is worth trying along with stretching exercises.
It might! There are no guarantees, but it's a great tool for treating plantar fasciitis, especially the chronic kind that's been going on for several months!

Related Questions

I'm having shock wave treatment for plantar fasciitis had two lots still in pain when will I feel a differance?

Should havr. If you've had two rounds of shockwave therapy, without results, move on. There are a lot of options for plantar fasciitis. Nothing works all the time. If your looking for immediate relief, see your local area podiatrist for a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection. This 15 second injection, may offer you months of relief. Stop living in pain. Read more...
Plantar fasciitis. I do not feel shock wave therapy is effective in treating plantar fasciitis. Please get a second opinion. Read more...
3 months. Using high frequency shockwave, you should have had results within 3 months of treatment. If still a problem, and i assume you have had 6 months of conservative therapy ( injections, night splints, orthotics etc), there is still the surgical option, which may be necessary for relief. Read more...

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends . PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...

What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

Inflammation. Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. Read more...

If cost/insurance were not an issue, would you recommend combo prp/topaz coblation for chronic plantar fasciitis that hasn't responded to treatment?

Yes. They both have the possibility of improving plantar fasciitis. Placental stem cells also may be beneficial but are expensive. Read more...
Certainly. Can be tried as long as you are aware of expense going in. Read more...
Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP or platelet rich plasma is excellent for plantar fasciitis. I recommend it. Read more...