Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain - Podiatrist in Waterford and Clarkston, MI - Jeffrey Klein, DPM
Dr. Jeffrey Klein of S.E.T. FootCare located in Waterford and Clarkston, Michigan discusses the Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain.
S.E.T. Footcare, P.C., is pleased to announce that we are now performing the latest high tech, non-surgical treatment for heel pain in our office.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein is one of the first and few doctors in the USA to be certified in performing this treatment and the first doctor in Michigan to perform this revolutionary treatment utilizing the Ossatron as well as the Epos Ultra by Dornier.
Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves to rid our patients of severe debilitating heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome.
What is ESW treatment?
Extracorporeal shockwave treatment is an FDA approved procedure used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It’s technology is similar to lithotripsy technology used to break up kidney stones without surgery. ESWT uses high intensity sound waves (acoustic) to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It is a non-surgical high tech method which boasts a tremendous success rate. The Ossatron made by Healthtronics or the Epos Ultra made by Dornier are the high power shockwave generators. The shock waves are created by medical grade spark plugs enclosed in a soft plastic dome filled with water. During ESWT this dome is placed close against the symptomatic heel so the shockwave passes through the dome to the heel.
Who is a candidate for ESWT?
ESWT, used to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome, is not the first line of treatment and is only considered after conservative treatment fails. Conservative treatment may include at least two or more of the following: Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Naprosyn, use of inserts in your shoes, one or multiple injections of the heel spur with an anti-inflammatory agents such as cortisone, a course of physical therapy and/or physical therapy stretches, weight loss, shoe modification or plantar fascial night splints along with rest from excessive or abusive activity and the application of heat or cold.
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