Achilles (pain behind), peroneal (pain on the outside), and tibialis posterior (pain on the inside of the ankle) tendonitis are very easy conditions to treat using shockwave. These injuries are prevalent in runners, ballerinas, military personnel, and in people who do jumping-related sports. The relief from pain after shockwave is typically fast and significant.
Plantar fasciitis, or pain in the bottom of your foot, usually feels worse when you first get up and walk in the morning, or when standing up after a long period of sitting down. It normally gets a lot better after walking for a short while, and returns again when you rest. Shockwave for Plantar fasciitis has probably the most scientific and evidence-based studies done for it, and its efficacy is well-known in the field of sports medicine.
A condition that causes similar pain is the presence of a heel spur, which is a small, sharp segment of bone that grows from the calcaneus (heel bone). ESWT has been documented to successfully decrease the pain, positively affect the size of the spur, and decrease swelling and inflammation for this condition.