By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates
October 21, 2013
Category: Foot Care
Tags: heel pain
New York City Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Heel Pain
Like all bones, your heel bone is subject to outside influences that can affect its ability to keep us on our feet. Heel pain can occur in the front, back, or bottom of the heel and can also be a way to alert us that we need to seek medical attention from Dr. Meisler. We know that New Yorkers are on their feet every single day hustling throughout the city, so taking care of your feet with you first discover signs of pain is very important. With many complaints that contribute to heel pain in New York City, it is important to take all necessary precautions in avoiding heel pain.
If you currently suffer from heel pain in New York City, Dr. Ken Meisler offers a few options to help your pain, the first is Radial Shock Wave Therapy, or RSWT and the second is an innovative solution: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). Through this advanced procedure, you can find relief from your heel pain so that you can continue to live your life pain free.
Understanding Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
With a breakthrough in technology, heel pain can now be treated with Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy in New York City. The brief, non-invasive, procedure lasts about 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. Strong sound waves are directed at and penetrate the heel area to stimulate a healing response by the body. ESWT is performed on an outpatient basis and is an increasingly popular option for treating chronic heel pain.
Those who are not candidates for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy include pregnant women and patients who have:
- Neurological foot disease
- Vascular foot disease
- People taking medications that interfere with blood clotting
Shock Wave Therapy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for heel pain and only requires a short recovery time. Clinical studies show that there is a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.
Contact Dr. Ken Meisler, your New York City podiatrist, today if you are experiencing heel pain that has not gone away with conservative treatments. Dr. Meisler will be able to assess your pain and successfully eliminate your ailments in New York City with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.