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When is it Time to Consider Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Heel Pain?

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, often shortened to ESWT, is a great non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option for chronic heel pain.

It can be effective in treating Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and other types of foot pain.

ESWT uses sound waves to stimulate healing in specific areas of the foot. The procedure is very safe, but there are some risks for complications like there are with every procedure.

However, one of the main benefits is that since the procedure is less invasive, there are fewer potential complications than with more invasive procedures like surgery. The patient is also able to return to activity much more quickly than with surgery.

Shock wave therapy can be considered as a treatment option for chronic heel pain when conservative treatment options have failed to relieve the patient’s foot pain.

This treatment option is likely to be recommended before dry needling or surgery.

For more information on shock wave therapy, you can watch the video What Is Shockwave Therapy? And to watch an actual video of the procedure, you can watch the video Shock Wave Therapy Procedure.

If you are interested in shock wave therapy and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

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1 Comments to "When is it Time to Consider Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Heel Pain?"

I have been suffering from planter faciatus and extreme heel pain for over a year and a half. I'm am so at the end of my rope. I have been treated by 2 local podiatrists who have both sold me orthotics, and also cortisone injections (4). I have not gotten relief and walk around like Fred Sanford. I'm 49 years old, have resorted to sitting most of the time was I am in pain, and have now gained 20 pounds from lack of activity. I am so sad and want to be better. Can you help me or direct me to someone you can recommend in my area of Canfield Ohio. (Near Youngstown). I am desperate. Thank You
Posted by Marlene Gimmarco on September 11, 2014 at 08:30 PM

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