40 million people suffer heel pain in the United States.
there is something you can do about it.
donít have to suffer anymore!
feet are your foundation. When they
hurt, everything you do in your life is affected. Having daily pain is no way to live, especially when the pain
is avoidable. Today as you read
this information, we hope you begin to feel excited about how much better you
will feel and how much more enjoyable your life will be with one simple
information will answer the following questions for you:
does the procedure involve, and does it hurt?
kind of recovery can I expect?
stands for Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Therapy.
Sounds pretty complicated right? Well,
donít worry. Itís a big fancy
name, and high technology, but to you it is a very simple non-surgical
a similar procedure, is used regularly for breaking up and dispersing kidney
stones. When Urologists reported
that patients who had their kidney stones treated with Lithotripsy were
presenting increased bone density and new tissue growth, the possibilities of
Shock Wave therapy were revisited. As
a result, ESWT was studied for chronic heel pain resulting from plantar
fasciitis and heel spurs. An FDA study was performed for patients who suffer
chronic plantar fasciitis with or without the presence of a heel spur. The
results were an amazing average reduction in pain of 92% with only one
treatment. (This data reflects the results of all patients treated in the study
one year after receiving one treatment with the Dornier EPOS ESWT machine).
Shock Wave Therapy is one of the first practices in the United States to become
expert and equipped to offer this procedure.
Now the physicians of Excellence Shock Wave Therapy are not only pioneers
in the field of ESWT, but also among the most experienced having performed
thousands of treatments in the past 15 months.
is involved in the procedure and does it hurt?
is the most exciting part about this new technology. Itís literally an amazing advance in medical science.
All you do is lie back and relax, your doctor and the staff of Excellence
Shock Wave Therapy will do the rest!
and most important is to find the root of your pain and determine the best
course of action. Your doctor will
complete a thorough examination and will inform you of a diagnoses and what
treatment is recommended. If ESWT
is right for you, hereís what you can expect:
lie back in a comfortable chair with your foot resting on a large fluid-filled
rubber dome. The Mobile Centerís
staff will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Though not necessary, to insure patient comfort a local anesthesia is
used for the procedure. The procedure does not hurt.
The equipment has a wide range of settings and penetration depths.
This allows our doctors to fine tune the procedure to your individual
diagnoses. Ultrasound will be used
to view and target the damaged location. During
the treatment all you will be aware of is a repetitive clicking sound as the
pulses penetrate the center of your pain site at a rapid rate.
Whatís most important is whatís going on inside of your foot. The shock waves stimulate the diseased tissue activating your
bodyís natural healing process. Blood
and oxygen rush to the site activating a metabolic response that:
healing by the growth of new connective tissue. This is what is damaged and torn when you have plantar
fascias and/or heel spur pain
an analgesic effect which helps to reduce your pain immediately after the
are all really good things to have happen by sitting back in a chair and
relaxing! Whatís more, it only
takes about a half hour to complete!
This bears repeating because we know itís important to you. ESWT DOESNíT HURT. THIS IS NOT A PAINFUL OR INVASIVE PROCEDURE. THERE IS NO CUTTING.
kind of recovery can I expect?
back up and first address what is most important. Immediate action. Everything
you are about to read regarding recovery is influenced by how long a person has
put off having treatment. In other
words, the sooner you get this taken care of the better.
Thatís somewhat common sense, but it truly does apply here.
Since the procedure encourages blood flow to the area, you may experience some mild bruising or soreness. You may walk out with no pain at all, or you may feel pretty much the same. Never does your current condition get worse. That is why this procedure is so wonderful. If you have any concerns of a long drawn out recovery cramping your style you can forget that. From the first day improvement is expected. The only thing that is individualized is how much, how soon. In some, the majority of the pain relief is immediate. In others it gradually gets better from day one through the first six weeks. In others it gradually gets better from day one up to 12 weeks. But never is there any reason to put it off. With successful E.S.W.T. Therapy the pain and the causal condition will begin getting better immediately after the treatment. You do not need to plan time off from work or your life.