If you suffer from chronic heel pain because of plantar fasciitis, you know how difficult getting around in your daily life can be. What if we told you that there’s a non-surgical procedure that can treat your chronic pain safely and effectively? Learn more about the extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) that we provide here at The Foot & Ankle Center!
What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?
ESWT uses powerful sonic waves to heal plantar fasciitis. Using a device similar to what’s currently used to treat kidney stones, harmless sonic waves are directed at the pain area to promote healing in your foot. Quick, safe, and effective, an ESWT treatment takes about 30 minutes and is performed in the office. This procedure requires no stitches, sutures, bandages, anesthesia, or downtime!
Why Should I Choose ESWT for Chronic Heel Pain?
This treatment is clinically proven to improve your chronic heel pain. In addition, ESWT gives patients more benefits, including:
- Healing through a safe, non-invasive procedure
- No risk of infection
- No scars, stitches, bandages, or sutures
- Quick healing with little downtime
Am I a Good Candidate for ESWT?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is generally recommended for those who have tried conservative methods to heal plantar fasciitis with little to no change. If you’ve been suffering from chronic or reoccurring heel pain, this treatment may be right for you.
While ESWT is safe for countless patients, we do not recommend it for the following people:
- Pregnant women
- Those with neurological foot disease
- Those with vascular foot disease
- Patients with pacemakers
- Patients who take medications that interfere with blood clotting
Plantar fasciitis doesn’t have to be forever. Find relief from your chronic heel pain by calling The Foot & Ankle Center at (314) 487-9300 to see how ESWT can change your life!