Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive alternative to treatment for heel pain when the patient has not responded to conservative traditional therapy, such as physical therapy, heel cushions, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, taping, shoe modifications, night splinting, or casting. Low energy shockwave treatments accelerate the body’s own healing processes by delivering focused shock waves to stimulate the affected area. Patients are awake during the procedure and can direct the physician to the place that hurts them the most, therefore, increasing its effectiveness.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is performed in the office and takes approximately 20 minutes. ESWT is a safe, non-surgical treatment option offered to relieve chronic heel pain in order to avoid surgery.
If you need treatment for heel pain, submit the form provided here to schedule an appointment at Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas and discuss extracorporeal shockwave therapy.