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Shockwave Therapy in the works for Triathlete’s Plantar Fasciitis

Vicky Holland, although suffering from Vicky Holland, will complete the final two legs of the World Series games in Stockholm and Edmonton before ending her season early. The Commonwealth Games champion and Olympic Triathlete has had severe inflammation this year due to the condition and has still made it this far. She understands how lucky she is to not have created any further injury to her foot and will take the time to recover for the next season. Holland admits, ““I’m not sure what the plan at the end of the season is, whether I will be in a boot or have shockwave therapy again or have injections … So it’s important for me now to finish the season early, address the issues I have and then go again.”

Shockwave therapy is just one of several options available as treatment for plantar fasciitis. For more information, speak to Dr. Stephen Kinard of The Foot & Ankle Associates of North Carolina. Dr. Kinard will answer all of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, attacking the source of the problem so treatment lasts for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

For more information regarding shockwave therapy, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Ahoskie, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, NC. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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