Feeling pain under your heel or arches when you first get up in the morning and take a few steps? You've probably got plantar fasciitis, one of the more common causes of foot pain on the pads of your feet. This condition can be tricky to manage, but with a mix of taping, stretches, heel cups, orthotics, shockwave therapy, and strengthening exercises for the feet, you can manage this condition and get get back to striding!
Calcific Tendinopathy is one of the more unusual conditions we see, and occurs when chalk like substances (hydroxyapatite and calcium phosphate) start developing into crystals within the tendons of the body. Any tendon throughout the body can be affected, but the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are one of the most common sites. If this ever has to be removed surgically, it comes out like toothpaste!
At Asquith Health, we are now offering Shockwave Therapy to help better manage people with painful tendon conditions. This treatment works by using high energy sound waves that can help break up calcifications in tendons, and encourage the the cells to heal inside. Learn more about what Shockwave Therapy is and the many conditions it can help with by reading our latest post.