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Suffering from Heel Pain?
Heel pain is a common problem for people of all ages and is often a
'catch-all term' for any condition that can occur around the heel,
often causing chronic discomfort. Conditions such as Plantar
Fasciitis and heel spurs can cause pain and inflammation in your foot, often affecting your
ability to complete day-to-day activities. Symptoms include pain at
the base of the heel, pain when standing up after an extended
period of time, or burning and tightness in the arch of the foot.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament running from
your heel to the ball or your foot, often caused by overuse,
improper shoes or abnormal foot structure. Sufferers often
experience pain on the bottom or inside of the heel when standing,
often most severe when first standing on the feet in the morning.
It is important to consult your podiatrist immediately as this
condition will continue to worsen without professional attention
A Heel Spur is a calcium deposit that develops over time into a
sharp bony growth under the heel. As a spur develops the soft
tissue in the heel becomes irritated and swells, putting pressure
on the nerves and causing pain. Heel spurs are often a result of improper foot movement during walking or
running, poorly fitting shoes and excessive body weight. Visit your
Podiatrist who can arrange Xrays and reduce pain and inflammation
How Shockwave Therapy Can Help
Shockwave therapy is the latest technology used to treat heel pain,
available at The Foot & Ankle Clinic. It is a gentle yet
effective treatment for heel pain and can reduce the tenderness of
soft tissue injuries in just a few days.
Shock wave therapy involves the application of high energy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) waves through the surface
of the skin to accelerate the healing process, dramatically reduce
pain and promote healing. The body responds with increased
metabolic activity at the site of the pain, stimulating and
accelerating the healing process.
Treatment only takes a few minutes and pain is noticeably reduced
in just a few days.
Your Podiatrist will first locate the pain through palpation or
ultrasound. They will then mark out the treatment area and apply
contact gel. Using the handheld applicator, your Podiatrist will
gently deliver the shock wave.
ESWT is used successfully in sports medicine and in daily medical
practice worldwide. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated in a
multitude of clinical studies and has been approved by the FDA.
With no negative side effects, injections or strong medications
needed, you will be back on your feet in no time.
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