WHAT TYPE OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS DO YOU HAVE?
Plantar fasciitis is a very painful condition where your heel may hurt, feel hot or swell. The pain is a result of inflammation or microscopic tears of the plantar fascia. The fascia is a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot.
Often when someone has plantar fasciitis, the pain is at its most intense when you first get out of bed. Sometimes it is noticeable at the beginning of an activity and then gets better as the body warms up. Prolonged standing may cause pain, as well.
Severe plantar fasciitis pain can cause loss of time from work and may lead to partial or total disability. Common surgical procedures used for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis could also lead to permanent disability.
EFFECTIVE FOOT PAIN TREATMENT 77%+ SUCCESS RATE!
WHAT IS ESWT EXTRACORPORREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY?
ESWT is a fast and gently non-surgical method of reducing heel pain. It is derived from lithotripsy, a technique used today to disintegrate kidney stones without the use of invasive surgery. The EMS Swiss Doloclast device delivers pneumatically-generated high pressure shock waves that travel through the skin. Inflamed soft tissue and bone calcifications that receive these high energy pulses will heal stronger without harm to the surrounding tissues. Electricity is not sent into the body. High energy pulsations of ultrasonic waves stimulate the body’s natural self-healing process.
ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, orthotics, injections or physiotherapy. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome or Achilles tendinitis, you are a candidate for this treatment.
ESWT gives new hope by relieving pain, eliminating the risk factors associated with surgery and allowing people to resume their normal lives.
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Most frequent questions and answers
There are no documented complications with ESWT, since no medication, surgery, injections, or anesthesia is involved. Side effects may include tingling, warmth or numbness immediately after their treatment.
A typical session lasts about 15-30 minutes. You will require one session per week for three weeks.
Most patients will notice improvement after the first treatment, however, overall healing continues for 3 months after the last treatment. Success rates with this treatment is approximately 70 – 80%.
ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, orthotics, injections or physiotherapy. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome or Achilles tendinitis, you may be a candidate for this treatment.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, but you might feel a little pain or discomfort in the treatment area during the procedure. Many patients say it feels like small pulses against the skin. Nigel our Head Podiatrist will adjust the way he uses the device if you are feeling too uncomfortable.
Each session will only last a short time, so the vast majority of patients are able to tolerate the levels of discomfort caused by shockwave therapy.
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