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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Can Provide Welcome Relief to Many

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis, Shockwave Therapy | Comments Off on Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Can Provide Welcome Relief to Many

Are you one of the estimated 2 million people that frequently suffer from unbearable heel pain? Is your heel pain believed to be caused by plantar fasciitis or bone spurs? If so, it’s worth learning about shockwave therapy for heel pain. Shockwave therapy has been used for decades by health care professionals from around the world for many different things. American podiatrists started using extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) to treat their patients in the early 2000s. It was around that time that the FDA approved the technology for the treatment of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Since that time, Vernal podiatrists have used ESWT to treat Achilles tendonitis, tenosynovitis, hammertoes and posterior tibial tendonitis too. Its effectiveness has also been studied by the health care community. The results of those studies were positive and published in various medical journals....

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Causes and Treatment of Heel Pain

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis | Comments Off on Causes and Treatment of Heel Pain

Nothing is more frustrating than beginning an activity only to find yourself afflicted with heel pain. Heel pain can have many causes. A visit to your local Vernal podiatrist is a sure way to discover the cause of your heel pain and begin a successful treatment plan. The podiatrist will need to know exactly where the pain is and how long you’ve had it, so make note of your symptoms. If you are having pain beneath the heel, there are several possible causes. Stone Bruise – Sometimes we injure the fat pad of our heel when we step on some hard object. Although the pain is irritating, it will dissipate after several days. In the meantime, a mild pain medicine should do the trick. Plantar Fasciitis – This pain may seem mild at first, but flares up after lying...

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5 Ways Podiatrists Treat Heel Pain

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis | Comments Off on 5 Ways Podiatrists Treat Heel Pain

Heel pain may be brought on by a multitude of conditions. Heel spurs are one of them. They often result from an extended bout of plantar fasciitis. The spurs are actually calcium deposits that form at or near the inflamed fascia. Although quite painful, our Vernal podiatrists are able to treat them in the following ways: Heel Pain Treatment #1: Rest & Ice Sometimes spur related heel pain may be reduced with a combination of rest and cold compresses. As such, your Vernal podiatrist may recommend the use of store bought compresses or homemade ones on a daily or weekly basis. Heel Pain Treatment #2: Cortisone Injections If ice and rest doesn’t alleviate the pain, our Vernal foot doctors may recommend that heel pain sufferers receive a series of cortisone injections. The injections are designed to reduce the swelling...

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