Shockwave therapy is an evidence-based, non-invasive, and highly effective modality used in treating injuries such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Jumper’s knee
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Back pain
- Calcific rotator cuff tendinitis
- Trigger points
- Frozen shoulder and more.
Shockwave Therapy for Plantar fasciitis?
According to Hansen, Krogh, and Ellingsen (2018), shockwave therapy is the most effective treatment option for treating plantar fasciitis. Large randomized trials (RCT) supports the efficacy of shockwave therapy.
How frequently and how many sessions are required for shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis?
A significant reduction in discomfort requires 3-5 shockwave treatments (Moya D, Ramo S, Schaden W et al., 2018). Sessions are typically once a week. The number of sessions required will vary depending on how quickly you react, how long the symptoms have been present, and how intense the pain is.