Shockwave Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Heel Pain
As with anything in life, you don’t realize how necessary something is like your feet are until they are causing you pain. We rely on our feet to take us from A to B, but when they hurt it is impossible to think anything else. If you are experiencing foot pain, we have the right treatment for you.
Common foot pains are heel spur, Achilles tendinitis, scar tissue, shin splints, plantar fasciitis. Shockwave Therapy is a noninvasive treatment using sonic waves at the injured area to break up scar tissue and increase blood flow to treat common foot aliments. The benefits of seeking out this treatment are plentiful with immediate results. At Laurel Podiatry Associates we have many patients come to our practice to receive this procedure to get you back on your feet.
About Shockwave Therapy
1. Depending on the patients' case Shockwave Therapy will help potentially help you avoid surgery.
2. This treatment only lasts around 5 minutes making it fast and effective
3. There are no side effects
What to Expect
So, what specifically happens during treatment? Very simply, the area of pain is identified and marked. Contact gel is applied to the marked area and the shockwave is delivered to that area through a wand-like object. The procedure is performed in our office, and patients experience no ill effects after the procedure. After the treatment, many patients experience instant relief from their symptoms which continues to improve with subsequent treatments over 3-5 week period. To find out more contact us to set up an appointment to end your pain with your feet.
Call one of our 4 offices in Greensburg, Somerset, Mount Pleasant and Shayside, PA, today and find out if this treatment for your heel pain, arch pain, or foot pain is right for you. Shawn P. Echard, DPM can be reached at 724-832-7880 and ask for a consultation visit. Don’t let heel pain take over your life and check out if Shockwave Therapy is right for you.