When you have chronic heel pain, your quality of life diminishes. However, with the help of a Newtown and Warminster, PA, podiatrist, such as Dr. Howard Shapiro of Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Center, that pain can be relieved with the help of a variety of podiatric treatment options. One of the most successful for heel pain has been Electric Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
Understanding Shockwave Therapy
With the help of non-invasive treatment solutions for both acute and chronic pain, patient of all ages can feel relief from their heel pain. This treatment has been proven to be highly effective in a short period of time. With this type of treatment, there is no down time required after treatment. This means there is faster and easier healing for patients of all ages. There also is no risk of infection because there are no incisions, which means no scars either.
After a thorough examination from your Newtown and Warminster podiatrist, the best course of action will be determined. During the procedure, the patient is given local anesthesia. Next, an ultrasound is applied to target the damaged location. A clicking noise may be heard as the shockwave pulses penetrate toward the center of the pain. These waves stimulate the tissue that is forcing your body to feel pain. As the tendon itself heals, the pain will subside. For most patients, the pain relief s almost instant.
How a Warminster and Newtown Podiatrist Can Treat Your Heel Pain
For those with heel pain whether due to heel spurs, Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis, ESWT has been proven to provide pain relief. The amount of sessions and frequency of sessions will be determined by the severity of your injury. To learn more about what electric shockwave therapy can do for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shapiro today by calling (215) 392-4009.