This non-surgical treatment aids the body in its natural healing process.
When you get up in the morning to go to the bathroom, do you feel a sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom of your heel? Is the pain lessening when you walk around? If this is the case, you might have plantar fasciitis.
In the United States, plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This disease affects around two million people in the United States according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Plantar fasciitis affects about ten percent of all Americans at some point in their lives
Plantar Fasciitis – What Is It?
Plantar fasciitis develops when the plantar fascia, a fan-shaped tissue in the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed. This thick band of connective tissue runs from your heel bone to your toes and helps keep your foot arch in shape. As a result, when it is strained as a result of plantar fasciitis, it causes a painful, stabbing pain that gets worse first thing in the morning. Most people forget the pain because it seems to get better as the day goes by. The more this condition is left untreated, the more likely it is that the pain will become chronic. Furthermore, this can lead to fatigue, which can impair regular walking.
Plantar Fasciitis – Causes
Sometimes, plantar fasciitis develops for no identifiable reason. There are many things that likely contribute to the condition. Some of the things that increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Regularly wearing unsupportive shoes
- Overuse from high-impact exercise
- Standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time
- Having a naturally high arch
Shockwave Treatment For Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
In the past, the options for plantar fasciitis treatment were limited to steroid injections, custom orthotics, or other procedures. Steroid injections rapidly minimize swelling and inflammation. However, these should not be used on a long-term basis because they can weaken the tendon. Custom orthotics can assist in the relief of pain caused by plantar fasciitis . You must wear a special shoe with an insert for the orthotics to function. It’s possible that you won’t want to wear the same shoe all the time. Invasive surgery has the potential to cause severe side effects and can even weaken the arch of your foot. Surgery also necessitates a lengthy recovery period, resulting in several missed work days. Fortunately, there is a new FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for this condition. It is called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment or ESWT. This cutting-edge treatment method is less dangerous than surgery and It also does not necessitate a lengthy recovery time.
Shockwave treatment is a non-surgical, supportive treatment for plantar fasciitis that helps relieve heel pain. This is one of the most innovative and successful treatments for plantar fasciitis currently available. ESWT is successful as well as secure. The FDA approved it based on the findings of randomized double-blinded scientific trials. Shockwave is one of the most advanced treatments available for plantar fasciitis
The Shockwave Treatment Process – How Does It Work?
Since the plantar fascia is situated in a part of the foot that doesn’t get a lot of blood flow, it can take a long time for it to heal. Shockwave treatment helps the body repair the inflammation and damage to the plantar fascia, which is the cause of plantar fasciitis.
A special probe is used to transmit pressure waves to the skin during shockwave treatment. These waves pass through the skin until they enter inflamed tissue, at which point they stop. They activate the body’s natural healing mechanism, which results in the formation of new blood vessels. This improves the area’s oxygen and blood supply, reducing inflammation and allowing healthy cells to regenerate.
An Overview Of The Procedure
Find the inflamed region – The doctor will begin by locating the sore spot on your heel. The region is then marked with a “X” using a marker.
Apply the gel directly to the skin – The gel aids in the access of the acoustic waves to the inflamed tissues.
Use a shockwave probe to treat the fascia – The skin is probed with a probe attached to the shockwave system. Shock waves are sent deep into the soft tissue as a result of this.
Remove the gel with a damp cloth – The gel is then rubbed off your foot, and the process is complete. In most cases, the whole procedure takes less than 20 minutes.
Most Often Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions (FAQs) about the treatment from patients.
When Will I Feel Some Relief?
Plantar fasciitis symptoms can be relieved quickly for some patients. For some, the soreness can take two to four hours to subside after the procedure.
How Many Treatments Would You Require?
A minimum of four weekly treatments is recommended. Otherwise, there’s a chance you won’t see any results.
Will Anesthesia Be Required?
Shockwave treatment is a painless and non-invasive treatment. It is performed in the office and no anesthesia is needed.
How Long Would It Take To Get Back On Your Feet?
There is no need for downtime or recovery time. As soon as you leave your office, you can resume your usual activities.
How Much Will It Cost
Shockwave treatment costs $120 per treatment at DeNiel Foot & Ankle Center, with a four-treatment minimum. The majority of patients need four treatments to see results. If more than four treatments are needed, the cost per additional treatment is only $100.
This is a small price to pay for the long-term relief of plantar fasciitis pain. Plus, since shockwave treatment involves practically no downtime, you won’t have to think about the cost of taking time off work.
Shockwave treatment for heel pain is a relatively recent treatment option, so it is not widely available. At DeNiel Foot & Ankle Center, we have this new innovative technology for treating plantar fasciitis, heel pain or achilles tendonitis. Many patients with plantar fasciitis have been treated with shockwave by our doctor. The outcomes of this treatment have been outstanding.
The majority of our shockwave treatment patients receive long-term relief. Let’s get you back on your feet. Call us right today to take advantage of a special deal and save money on shockwave treatment