Heel Pain

Description

This pathology is an inflammation of the heel, causing quite intense pain. The pathology can also be defined as calcaneal pain, and it can be caused by traumas, incorrect footwear or metabolic disorders.

Treatment types

A mixture of phototherapy, ultrasound and magnetotherapy complimented by TENS, if desired.

Method of action

Ultrasound

This form of therapy helps to build new tissue and ensure the proper alignment of the tissue fibres so that full strength and flexibility can be restored. In the case of a chronic illness, ultrasound can slow the development and help to manage symptoms.

Ultrasound therapy can:

  • Provide an analgesic effect.
  • Improve blood flow and restore normal cell activity to produce an anti-swelling effect.

Phototherapy — infrared

Since infrared therapy enhances and improves circulation in the skin and other parts of the body, it can bring oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues and promote healing. It helps to ease pain, relieve inflammation and protect against oxidative stress.

Magnetotherapy

Magnetotherapy offers an anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling effect on top of its ability to reduce pain and improve blood circulation.

TENS

The electrical impulses reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain by temporarily ‘switching off’ the nerve endings of the affected area — thus, helping to relieve pain and relax the muscles. These impulses also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

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