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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Relief

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis, Shockwave Therapy | Comments Off on Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Relief

When you’re having heel pain, you’ll try anything to get rid of the pain. One technique that is rapidly gaining popularity today is shockwave therapy for heel pain. This therapy works on the proven theory that creating micro-trauma on a cellular level causes the blood vessels and bone cells within your body to regenerate so that they heal faster. As such, it is a safe, non-invasive way to treat many chronic conditions. What some people find funny is the paradox here that when you damage your foot, you actually heal it. The technique used here involves a series of movements that place tension on the area of your heel that’s causing the pain. Your technician then uses a shockwave hand piece transmitting shock waves to this area for four or five minutes. These shocks feel like a small baseball...

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Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis | Comments Off on Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, Meg Ryan and Kate Moss have in common? They’re all celebrities with foot problems and they have a lot of company. Over the years, a large number of female celebs have either been called out or spoken out about the damage footwear has done to their well manicured feet. Some of the lovely ladies have caused their feet to develop everything from bunions, calluses, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis to ankle sprains and fractures all in the name of high fashion headlines. There have even been incidents of footwear allegedly causing sacroiliac joint pain, back problems and knee osteoarthritis. So what can non-celebrities learn from their glamorous idols? For one, wearing shoes that are too tight and don’t provide enough support are bound to create problems in...

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5 Ways Podiatrists Treat Heel Pain

Posted by on Dec 22, 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 Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah 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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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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