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Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 00:00

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that causes inflammation and pain in the connective tissues on the bottom of the feet. This can cause the foot to swell and feel tender, particularly the heel. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive option that can be used to treat plantar fasciitis. It uses high-frequency sound waves, or vibrations, and heat to help break down scar tissue and reduce inflammation and pain. Usually, multiple sessions are done so that pain is worked through gradually. It is gentle and safe for the body and can be used with other treatments, such as cortisone injections and physical therapy. If you are experiencing pain from plantar fasciitis, please consult with a podiatrist who can talk to you about this treatment and other options for providing relief.

Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with Ahmad Elsamad, DPM from The Institute of Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery . Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, addressing the source of the problem and allowing treatment to last for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Merrillville, East Chicago, and Munster, IN, . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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