Heel Spur, or Plantar Fasciitis, is a painful condition located under the heel. It is typically a chronic condition, and often described as feeling like a rusty nail is inserted into the heel. It usually affects athletes in their thirties, fourties or fifties, and is often worse in the mornings.
Shock wave treatment helps by breaking down the scar tissue that isn't healing by the body's natural processes, thus enabling the healing process to occur. Three sessions are usually required, and results can be expected About 6 weeks after the last session.
It is a highly successful treatment method and the results are in most cases permanent.
See Shock Wave Therapy for more Information.