Is Shockwave Therapy Effective?

For laser therapy and other laser-shockwave type treatments (e.g. ESWT), these issues can either be treated directly or via an indirect treatment method. Laser therapy is a suitable treatment option for patients with plantar fasciitis [foot injury] and can help in a faster recovery. Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel pain, is a common cause of foot pain. It occurs when the band of tissue that runs underneath the foot from the heel to the toes becomes irritated and inflamed, causing pain in the heel's bottom area.

Tissue damage due to, for example, plantar fasciitis has been shown to be treated effectively with laser therapy.