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Heel Spur/Plantar Fasciitis - Treatment

Plantar fasciitis and / or heel spur is one of the most frequent conditions treated with SonocurĀ® therapy. If the area of pain can be precisely localized by finger pressure, there is a 70% - 90% likelihood of success. Orthotics and other conventional measures of treatment and prevention should be continued .

Conventional treatment methods include:

  • General supportive measures, such as ice and rest in the acute phase.
  • Modify activity, i.e. walk, don't run. Spend less time on hard surfaces.
    • Stretch the plantar fascia and the muscles of the foot and calf
    • Weight reduction
    • Modify footwear - use cushioned shoes
    • Taping, splinting, stretching, strengthening
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Orthotics or shoe inserts to support the arch and the heel
  • Steroid injections
  • Endoscopic or open surgery (rarely needed)



The Sonocur® Orthopedic Extracorporeal Shockwave system is available in Canada and other countries where regulatory approval has been obtained. The Sonocur® Basic is FDA approved in the United States for the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).

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