Ignoring heel pain can lead to serious future medical issues. Also, known as plantar fasciitis, this inflammation and pain is found at the bottom of the foot. Your podiatrists in Columbus, OH, Dr. Steventon Wagner and Dr. Lynette Renae Mehl at University Foot Center, are well versed at evaluating arch pain and experienced at treating such pain. Whether with custom orthotics or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), heel pain can be successfully treated.
Treating Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation in the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes into the arch of the foot to where it goes into the heel. Also known as heel spur syndrome, it is usually treated with conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatories, new shoes, stretching, custom orthotics and even physical therapy. However, some more severe cases may require ESWT treatment. ESWT has been proven to help patients of all ages to conquer their heel pain successfully and for a long period of time.
Your Columbus podiatrist can use this therapy procedure in order to treat a variety of conditions including heel pain in a non-invasive way. The treatment is non-surgical and is quick and effective using short energy waves to heal many different types of patients. This low energy treatment may be the answer to your pain. When treating heel pain with ESWT, a local anesthesia may be used. The device is applied to the area in pain and abrupt short low energy shock waves are generated through the muscle causing long-term relief.
To see Dr. Wagner or Dr. Mehl at University Foot Center in Columbus, OH, who is well versed in treating heel pain, call their podiatry office to schedule an appointment at (614) 488-9478 today.