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Shockwave Treatment Helps Treat Plantar Fasciitis


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6/10/2011
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive surgical treatment method that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in some foot disorders, including heel pain. Because there is no incision, ESWT offers two main advantages over alternative methods: not as many potential complications and a faster return to every day activity. Shockwave treatment is an option for the patient whose heel pain has not resolved with other treatments, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices (shoe inserts), and physical therapy.

During the procedure, sound waves travel through the heel area and stimulate the healing response. ESWT temporarily reduces or eliminates the sensation of pain. However, even with decreased pain, do not go directly back to normal activity because the foot needs time to heal. ESWT is very safe and effective, but every surgical procedure carries the possibility of complications. In addition to mild pain and tingling or numbness, bruising and swelling sometimes develops after ESWT.

For more information on Shockwave Therapy treatment, visit http://heelpain101.com/eswt or http://www.neufoot.com/eswt.html or watch our video on YouTube, What is Shockwave Treatment?



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