It works! Results For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment using Shockwave Therapies
Plantar Fasciitis can be a difficult problem to cure particularly when all options already seem to have been considered.
A key study of patients with chronic plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment (ESWT) to eliminate their pain shows that the long term results are very favourable using this method and its clinical application has been very successful when compared to other conservative treatments.
About 70% of patients show good response to ESWT -- even after other treatments have failed.
Wang, C.-J. et al. (2006) ‘Long-term Results of Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis’, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(4), pp. 592–596. doi: 10.1177/0363546505281811.