The treatment generally involves exercises to loosen the tight muscles in and around the heel. In the past, physiotherapists relied heavily on the Graston technique for treatment.
The Graston Technique is performed with handheld stainless-steel tools. These tools apply specific pressures using gentle hand strokes in the affected areas. This therapy helps mobilize the fascia, decreasing pain and increasing the range of motion.
However, clinics now prefer shockwave therapy in Brampton for treating plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy uses acoustic/sound waves, which have high energy levels.
This results in mechanical vibration of the injured tissues. This vibration of the tissues promotes the healing of lean tissues in the area. The type of sound waves used can be high-energy or low-energy.
It often offers a complete resolution of the symptoms after only 4-6 treatments. So Graston’s technique often will take about twice as long for similar results.
Hence, as per shockwave therapy reviews, this is a more efficient and cost-effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. Many have tried other conservative methods for plantar fasciitis and still have lingering symptoms.
A detailed evaluation of the injury precedes the shockwave treatment. Thus, we highly recommend a treatment trial of shockwave therapy in Orangeville for plantar fasciitis!