Heel spurs are mostly seen in patients with history of foot pain that is caused by plantar fasciitis. People with plantar fasciitis, may experience heel spurs, but this condition is mostly seen in men and women who are middle aged but it might be found in people of any age. The heel spur itself is not considered as a primary cause of the heel pain, but the irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia seems to be the most common problem.
What about research in the Netherlands?
Heel spur and shockwave therapy, or as the dutch people would say "hielspoor en shockwave therapie", are interrelated because shockwave therapy is the most effective treatment for heel spurs. This is confirmed by several Dutch studied. It is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis which is also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy which makes use of the energy pulses for inducing micro trauma to the tissues of plantar fasciitis. With this micro trauma, tissue repair process is induced on the body which is very beneficial for the body since there are no need for medication, surgery or any other invasive methods. A heel spur is also called as a calcium deposit that might develop over time into a thick and sharp bony growth under the heel. As the heel spurs develops, the soft tissue in heels become irritated and swollen, along with putting pressure on nerves and causing immense pain. There are different causes of heel spurs but the most common causes includes excessive body weight, poorly fitting shoes and improper foot movement while running or walking. Thus if you are facing problems of heel pain then shockwave therapy is the best option for you. With this therapy you can be relieved of your heel pain without experiencing any kind of side effects and complications that might be involved in the other kinds of invasive methods. It is the newest and the most effective treatment options for people who are suffering from chronic heel pain. It is a gentle, fast and non surgical method that helps in reducing heel pain and discomfort associated with the pain.
Heel pain includes all the kind of severe and chronic pain that is experienced around the heel area. If you are suffering from this condition then you will need to resort to shockwave therapy for relieving from the pain in the most effective manner. It also helps you to get rid of the symptoms of pain at base of your heel so that you can carry on your day to day activities in an easy manner.