Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.
A new 10 minute office procedure For Chronic Foot Pain
Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy is an FDA cleared technology proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue injuries and for the relief of painful conditions of the foot and ankle. It is the most advanced non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation, accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate and heal.
What conditions can be treated with RSWT?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Insertional Achilles Pain
- Achilles Tendonosis
- Tendonosis of the Foot and Ankle
- Chronic Heal Pain
- Acute and Chronic Muscle Pain
How does RSWT work?
When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. Therefore it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body's natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain biochemicals that intensify the body's natural healing process. These biochemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue. This treatment is highly effective for conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and other tendon and soft tissue disorders in the foot.
What do studies show?
There have been extensive studies done on Low Energy Shockwave Therapy over the paast 15 years. These studies, done on different conditions of the foot and ankle, show between 72% - 84% success rate.