Shockwave Therapy for Heel Spurs: Efficacy, Procedure, and Recovery

If you have a heel spur, you already know how it can affect your ability to stand and walk. The stabbing pain in your heel can keep you from being active. Fortunately, your podiatrist offers a revolutionary way to treat heel spurs. It's called shockwave therapy. Dr. Sara Bouraee, Dr. Jon Houseworth, Dr. Sun Byun, Dr. Daria Piotrowksi, and Dr. Shruti Vyas at Hampton Roads Foot and Ankle Specialists provide comprehensive podiatry services, including shockwave therapy to treat heel spurs. They have two convenient office locations in Williamsburg, and Hampton, VA.

What You Need To Know About Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy (ESWT) or Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) uses electromagnetic pulses to penetrate deep into tissue, breaking up hard deposits like heel spurs. Shockwave therapy can also help repair damaged tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissue.

Shockwave therapy is a very effective treatment option, especially in podiatry. In addition to treating heel spurs, Shockwave therapy can also treat:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints

Shockwave therapy treatment offers important benefits like these:

  • It’s non-invasive, needing little to no downtime
  • It’s comfortable, needing no anesthetic or injections
  • It’s quick, needing only about 10 minutes or less for treatment
  • It’s convenient, needing no hospital stay

During your shockwave therapy session, you can expect to feel slight pressure for 5 to 7 minutes as the pulses penetrate your tissue. Pain relief is almost immediate. Additional treatments may be indicated to achieve maximum benefits.

If you are developing a heel spur that is causing you heel pain, don’t suffer. Your podiatrist has an easy, non-invasive treatment option to break up heel spurs, to get you back on your feet.

Want To Know More about Heel Spur Treatment With Shockwave Therapy?

To learn more about shockwave therapy and how it can help you get relief from heel spurs, call Dr. Sara Bouraee, Dr. Jon Houseworth, Dr. Sun Byun, Dr. Daria Piotrowksi, and Dr. Shruti Vyas at Hampton Roads Foot and Ankle Specialists. You can reach them in Williamsburg, VA, by calling (757) 220-3311, or in Hampton, VA, by calling (757) 224-7605, so call today.

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