Experimental Treatment Concept
Recently podiatrists have been experimenting with the effects of laser treatments to help combat the problems associated with plantar fasciitis. The concept applied is that a light beam is placed on the injured area in effort to affect cellular metabolism, protein synthesis, wound healing and immune response. The hope is that all of this will fight inflammation and reduce heel pain, ultimately reducing recovery time.
Although there are some patents out there with “case studies” stating that a trial showed positive results, what those companies aren’t showing is the negative results. During my research on this new treatment, I have come across so many people saying that they spent so much money for continuous treatments that have given them no results what-so-ever.
Effective Proven Treatment
What has been proven to be an effective treatment for tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and all around heel pain is Cold Compression Therapy. During my research I came across an interesting site listing all of the different ankle ice packs to help treat various conditions. This is a great starting place as an alternative to laser treatment.