Many treatments, such as cortisone and anti-inflammatories, provide symptomatic relief, but ESWT provides the opportunity for patients to obtain a long-term cure. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has emerged as an innovative treatment option for patients with chronic heel pain. During this non-invasive procedure, sonic waves are directed at the area of pain using a device similar to what is currently used in nonsurgical treatments of kidney stones. ESWT is prescribed for patients who have experienced plantar fasciitis for an extended period of time and have not benefited from other conservative treatments.
"The first line of treatment for heel pain is always conservative, but when that doesn't provide relief, we offer ESWT. This therapy is non-invasive and only takes about 30 minutes to perform. With ESWT, we want to help you find the relief you need to continue your daily activities without pain," said Dr. Affan Akhtar regarding heel pain treatment in Howell.
With a breakthrough in technology, heel pain can now be treated with EWST, also known as Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy. The brief, non-invasive, procedure lasts about 30 minutes and is performed in the office under local anesthesia. Strong sound waves are directed at and penetrate the heel area to stimulate a healing response by the body. Patients in Howell can enjoy heel pain treatment with ESWT because there is no time lost from work or activity.
Those who are not candidates for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy include pregnant women and patients who have:
* Neurological foot disease
* Vascular foot disease
* People taking medications that interfere with blood clotting
For more information on ESWT, patients are encouraged to visit Family Foot Health Center's website at http://www.njfootandankledocs[dot]com. With the help of these podiatrists in Howell, NJ, patients can find relief from their heel pain.
About Family Foot Health Center: Drs. Richard Lesser and Affan Akhtar of Family Foot Health Center are leading podiatrists in Howell. Offering foot and ankle care for the entire family, these Howell & Jackson area podiatrists can diagnose and treat many foot and ankle ailments including heel pain, foot pain and ankle pain. Each doctor has many years of experience and participates in continuing education programs and professional organizations to ensure that they provide the highest level of care and service to their patients.
Dr. Affan Akhtar & Dr. Richard Lesser
4527 Highway 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731