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The Power of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 00:00

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, abbreviated ESWT, is a proven treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. This therapy is done for injuries persisting for over six weeks, where the body struggles to heal itself. ESWT prompts an irritation at the injury site, transitioning it from chronic to acute, which facilitates natural healing. It is often combined with other therapies such as offloading and strengthening exercises. ESWT is particularly effective for plantar fasciitis, which previously necessitated extended rest, cortisone shots, or surgery. ESWT involves delivering low and high energy shockwaves to the plantar fascia, stimulating the body's self healing mechanisms. It enhances blood circulation, encourages cell regeneration, and reduces nerve sensitivity. It is noninvasive and has no side effects. Typically, four to six sessions spaced a week apart are needed for optimal results, with symptom improvement often noticed after just two sessions. Healing continues for up to three months post treatment. If you have plantar fasciitis and are interested in learning more about this type of treatment, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to see if ESWT is right for you.

Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with Dr. John L. Coleman from Florida. 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 office located in Macclenny, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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