Plantar fasciitis and other tendon pathologies can be chronically painful due to the body's inability to heal the area. After your body's defense mechanisms have basically given up over time, there is a disconnect between one's brain and the injured area. The signals are just not getting through. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy flips the switch back on and allows your body to heal itself naturally. It also increases the blood flow to the affected area to aid in the healing process. If you suffer from long-standing pain due to these and other soft tissue injuries, then this is the best news you've ever heard. close to 90% success rate after just 3 treatments!!!! and no downtime either.