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Radiotherapy for Treatment Plantar Fasciitis

People suffering from plantar fasciitis experience pain in the heel of the foot. This pain can make running or even walking painful. Radiotherapy is used as a treatment for this condition because of its anti-inflammatory effect. It can significantly reduce heel pain and allow patients to walk and run again without pain.

When Should I Get Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?

Most cases of plantar fasciitis will get better in 6-12 months* with a combination of resting, stretching, icing and improved footwear.

You should seek further treatment if the disease has not improved with these treatments.

If you would like information on what to expect from radiotherapy treatment the follow this link.

*Please note that results may vary for different people.

Effectiveness of Radiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

In 80% of cases, radiotherapy for plantar fasciitis is effective at relieving pain and is extremely unlikely to give any side-effects at all due to the low dose of radiation used.*

*Please note that results may vary for different people.

Side Effects of Radiotherapy Treatment

To read about the possible side effects from radiotherapy treatment then follow this link.

Other Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

To find out about other treatments used to treat benign conditions then follow this link.

References

Neiwald et al., Nov 2012. ‘Randomized, multicenter trial on the effect of radiation therapy on plantar fasciitis (painful heel spur) comparing a standard dose with a very low dose: mature results after 12 months‘ follow-up, International Journal of Raditaion Oncology Biology and Physics, 84(4), pp 455-462  – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836057

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