Can You Benefit From Shockwave Therapy for Your Heel Pain?


Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that affects the heel and causes stinging pain. Because it is so common, today Dr. William Buffone of North Fork Podiatry/Three Village Podiatry is sharing exciting news regarding treatment for the condition using shockwave therapy.

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes and Treatment

This condition develops when the connective tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the underside of the foot is inflamed or injured. It is most common in patients who participate in activities that cause a repeating impact on the feet.

In most cases, it can be treated with simple therapies that do not need surgery. However, more severe cases require additional action. Surgery is invasive, so many doctors are utilizing alternative therapies.

Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave therapy is designed to treat bone issues such as shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and others. It utilizes high-intensity soundwaves that are focused on the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy.

Who Can Benefit from Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is suggested for patients who are suffering from heel pain and problems that are associated with it. Heel pain is a quite common condition that can be caused by overexertion, obesity, or spending a considerable amount of time on hard floors with your feet unsupported and exposed.

Fast and Easy:  It is a simple process that leaves patients feeling better as soon as the next day. It allows more blood flow to the affected areas, focusing on the source of the problem and letting treatment last for a long time.

Treatment and Recovery Time: Shockwave treatment will permit your feet to recover quickly. It is cost-effective and does not require the use of anesthesia or surgery. Because it has been proven to be completely safe, it is a better option than surgery.

If you have any questions regarding shockwave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis or want to know if you are a candidate for the procedure, contact the office of Dr. William Buffone of North Fork Podiatry/Three Village Podiatry today.

You can reach Three Village Podiatry at (631) 474-3338, North Fork Podiatry (Southold) at (631) 765-6777 or North Fork Podiatry (Riverhead) at (631) 419-7107 or schedule your appointment online.