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How long does Plantar Fasciitis take to heal


How long to cure Plantar Fasciitis
I have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis for six long years, and throughout that time I have constantly asked different podiatrist how long does Plantar Fasciitis take to heal. The answers that I received varies from doctor to doctor because they all prescribed me different treatment options. On this page, I will give you an estimate of how long Plantar Fasciitis takes to heal based on the different treatment options you choose to add to your regimens.


Cortisone Injection

cortisone injection

Cortisone Injections are supposed to decrease “inflammation”. Other inflammatory medicines have to travel through the body before it can reach the root problem. The cortisone injections are injected directly to the root of the problem making it the most effective inflammatory medicine for Plantar Fasciitis.

It is common for some patients to have the worst pain after the injection is performed, the patient should gradually notice more pain relief over time. I have had one injection in both of my feet, and haven’t noticed any relief from it. There is also the risk of the fascia resulting in partial tears due to the injections.
The cortisone injection can take 2-3 days before it is effective and the patient is supposed to have pain relief from their Plantar fasciitis up to one month.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

This is a non-surgical approach for Plantar Fasciitis treatment. It is supposed to cure Plantar Fasciitis as well as offer pain relief. The Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy delivers a pneumatically generated high-pressure shockwave to the “inflamed” area. This high energy pulse is said to help the Fascia heal stronger.
The treatment takes about 15min to perform and is completely painless. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is administered once a week for three weeks. Podiatrist that perform these treatments inform patients that they should notice pain relief after three weeks, and continue to progress up to three months after treatment.

Microdebridement (via topaz device)

The Microdebrident procedure is performed with a Topaz wand which resembles a toothpick or a sewing needle. The podiatrist will stick you with the Topaz Wand a quarter inch deep in the affected area (Fascia). The Topaz Wand uses a coblation treatment option to send radio frequency to the scarred tissue.
Microdebridemen Topaz procedure takes about 20min. to perform and an anesthetic is administered prior to the treatment.
After the procedure the patient will be issued a walking boot to wear for seven days, then are able to wear athletic shoes. Podiatrist claims the Microdebridement Topaz Wand will cure your Plantar Fasciitis in as little as two months.

If your Plantar Fasciitis is not severe, I would recommend you try curing it at home first, there are many at home remedies available. I also offer a free e-book on how to cure Plantar Fasciitis at home for subscribing to my site. Also, feel free to leave a comment if there are any treatment options treatment options that have worked for you not stated on this page.

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