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Plantar Fasciitis: When Your Heel Bone Becomes Your Hell Bone
Plantar fasciitis is a growing health concern in the US. If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffers from chronic heel pain and traditional treatments aren't working RSWT could help.
If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffers from chronic heel pain and traditional treatments such as, anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy do not seem to be working for you, then we may have the solution you have been waiting for, RSWT.
What is RSWT?
The new Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) is a fast, gentle and most importantly a non-surgical method of reducing foot pain and getting you back on your feet. It works by sending shockwaves, also known as pressure or sound waves, through the skin and onto the targeted tissue. When the shockwaves make contact with the inflamed tissue they stimulate your body’s natural self-healing process. This treatment is non- invasive and there is no surgery involved. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional heel pain treatments. RSWT has been approved by the FDA specifically for heel pain. Currently www.coastpodiatrygroup.com has the only one of these FDA approved devices in San Diego.
How is this treatment performed?
This procedure is performed in Dr. Reingold's office. After a careful examination, the point of maximum pain is marked and ultrasonic transmission gel will be applied to the foot. The RSWT hand piece is placed on the marked area and it will gently transmit shock waves over the injured area. Remember this is a non-invasive procedure. There are virtually no known side effects since there is no need for medication, anesthetic injections or skin incisions that would require sutures. It is such a gently procedure you will be able to walk right out of the office once you are done with your RSWT treatment! It often takes 3 treatment sessions, spaced about a week apart, for treatment success. Although, some patients feel immediate relief it usually takes several weeks for the benefits of RSWT to become obvious.
***For more information regarding RSWT please take a look at www.coastpodiatrygroup.com
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At Coast Podiatry Group in Solona Beach, we serve the Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Del Mar area with quality services while informing our patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
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