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 and treatment.
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 today.
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.
Put your feet in our hands, see us today in Boronia, Chadstone, Collins Street (Melbourne CBD), East Bentleigh, Moe, Morwell, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul or Yarram for this advanced treatment at The Foot & Ankle Clinic so that you can stop putting up with heel pain!