Shockwave Treatment for Foot Pain
At Country Foot Care, where we are always on the cutting-edge of podiatric medicine, our doctors are skilled and experienced in using an amazing new method of relieving foot pain: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). Many patients from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens have come to us for the relief of previously intractable pain, delighted to find such an efficient, cost-effective pathway to living pain-free. Although ESWT is an innovative treatment, according to follow-up research studies during the past 1 to 3 years, the treatment has been found to have no negative aftereffects.
The “Wave” of the Future
Our doctors at Country Foot Care are delighted to be able to offer hope in the form of ESWT to patients who have suffered foot pain for prolonged periods. For a long time, home remedies, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and modifications of footwear were used to combat various types of foot pain, but with only limited success. Though corticosteroid injections are considerably more successful, the relief they offer may only be temporary.
Why Country Foot Care Specialists Now Use Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
At Country Foot Care, we pride ourselves on using the most up-to-date, least invasive treatments available. During the last several years, ESWT, a method that had a good track record treating wide-ranging ailments in past decades, was, somewhat miraculously, discovered as a successful treat option for numerous podiatric problems, such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Slow postsurgical healing
Clear evidence is already available that ESWT is therapeutic for patients with plantar fasciitis. While it may take some years to establish definitively that ESWT is equally helpful for Achilles tendonitis or some of the other podiatric problems mentioned, patients who are suffering intractable pain from one of these ailments for a prolonged period are likely to be eager to try ESWT. Why not ask one of the doctors you trust at Country Foot Care whether Shockwave therapy is a good option for you?
The Shockwave Procedure
Shock wave therapy is a simple procedure that is performed outpatient. It involves two basic steps:  a gel is applied to the skin in order to assist in conduction and  a probe is placed on the skin that emits energy waves. One or more treatment sessions may be necessary.
The Many Advantages of ESWT
ESWT has numerous advantages over other therapy methods. These include:
- Effective pain relief
- Low cost
- Nonsurgical approach
- No anesthesia
- Negligible recovery time
- No ill aftereffects
At Country Foot Care, where your comfort and foot health are our primary concerns, we are happy to be able to offer you state-of-the-art treatments like ESWT.
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