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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain: Say Goodbye to Discomfort

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Nice summer weather is something to take advantage of while it’s here. Nature walks are a good source of exercise, and Milford’s Mondo Ponds is a great area to explore. With a couple of ponds, brooks, and wetlands, it’s a beautiful location with open walking trails. You may find it hard to enjoy the area if you’re struggling with a stubborn pain in your heels, though. If your discomfort is keeping you from activities like this, and normal treatments aren’t helping, you should consider shockwave therapy for heel pain.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain. It’s an uncomfortable swelling, tightening, and inflammation in the long plantar fascia band that spans the length of your sole and attaches to your heel bone. Usually it can be treated with stretching, orthotics, and other similar conservative therapies.

However, these methods might not work for you, which can leave you struggling and limping in pain. This is usually the case if your condition has become chronic. Shockwave therapy for heel pain uses a different approach to manage your discomfort. It uses targeted pulses of energy to stimulate your body’s own natural healing processes.

The energy waves directed at your heel convince your body something is wrong and it needs to respond. This increases the blood flow to the painful area, bringing healing factors and nutrients with it. That way your body is able to repair the damage to your plantar fascia more quickly. The pulses also seem to temporarily over-stimulate your nerves, so they become less sensitive for a time—relieving your pain.

If your plantar fasciitis isn’t responding to other noninvasive treatments, consider asking Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. about shockwave therapy for heel pain. It may provide the relief from your chronic condition you’ve been looking for. You can reach our two Connecticut offices by submitting an online request, or by calling (203) 876-7736 for our Milford location, or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden office.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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