Is Heel Pain Affecting Your Day to Day Life?

By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
November 28, 2018
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: Heel Pain  

Heel pain often begins simply as a nagging annoyance and, if left untreated, can evolve into something more debilitating, creating issues walking, standing, and undergoing your daily tasks. However, your podiatrist can help you get to the bottom of your heel pain to get back on your feet and ensure that you live your life pain-free. Learn more about your options for treating your heel pain such as radial shock wave therapy with Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, NY.

What causes heel pain? 
Some common causes of heel pain include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Injury
  • Heel spur
  • Bursitis
  • Stress fracture
  • Overuse
  • Strain
  • Arthritis

What is radial shock wave therapy? 
Radial shock wave therapy uses radial shock waves to transfer energy into the body via the skin. The machine has a wand which concentrates these energy-producing waves into a low-intensity application when directed at the affected part of the body. The shock waves pulse into the tissue and stimulate the body’s natural healing process, allowing it to begin healing itself faster and more efficiently. The shock waves also break up existing scar tissue to help take pressure off of surrounding nerves and help the area feel less painful.

Radial Shock Wave Therapy in White Plains, NY
Radial shock wave therapy is a non-invasive procedure with no need for needles or incisions. The treatment lasts only minutes and is administered several times over the course of a few weeks to achieve the best results. You may feel some discomfort during treatment, but most patients report that this goes away on its own just after the procedure.

If your heel pain has begun to affect your daily life, you should consult with your podiatrist to determine if radial shock wave therapy is right for you.

For more information on heel pain or radial shock wave therapy, please contact Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, NY. Call 914-285-4444 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Peters today!

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