Oakville, Ontario resident Connie Glen has being using shockwave therapy to aid her plantar fasciitis that came without any warning or explanation. The 49-year-old has spent nearly $2,000 in finding the most efficient form of treatment. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue from the heel to the bones in the toes becomes inflamed. Glen attempted many treatments including stretching, orthotics, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and even a cortisone shot in the inflamed area. After many of these treatments were not working as well as they could, Glen and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Woollam both agreed that shockwave therapy seems to be doing the trick in alleviating her pain during even the most simple of activities such as walking short distances.
Shockwave therapy is one of many forms of treatment for plantar fasciitis. If you are interested in receiving shockwave therapy for your lower extremities, contact one of our podiatrists at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. We will assess your needs and give you his professional opinion.
Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. This technique is used on patients that do not respond well to physiotherapy. 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, attacking the source of the problem so treatment lasts 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have any questions, please contact one our offices located Illinois. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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