Treat Heel Pain with Radiofrequency Therapy

By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
December 19, 2014
Category: Heel Pain
Tags: RF Therapy  

Opt for advanced heel pain treatment in White Plains to combat plantar fasciitis.

If you’re suffering from heel pain in White Plains and other conservative measures haven’t reduced your symptoms, then it’s time to consider if radiofrequency (RF) therapy is right for your condition.

What is RF therapy?

RF therapy is a revolutionary way to treat chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and nerve entrapment. During this Heel Paintreatment, radiofrequencies are sent into the foot through electrodes to affect certain nerve signals and reduce pain.

What should I expect during (RF) therapy?

This procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. After administering the anesthesia, we will place electrodes on the parts of your feet that are causing you pain (this is usually about four or five different regions of the foot). These electrodes are the same size of normal needles and are attached to a radiofrequency wire that produces an electrical current. Then we deliver a radiofrequency to each part of the foot to stop the nerve signals that cause pain.

Does RF therapy hurt?

Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, most patients will not experience any discomfort. Furthermore, pain medication may not be necessary after the procedure, but some patients may need it.

What should I expect after RF therapy?

Most patients will be able to return to work the next day and will be able to resume daily activities in about three days. Any pain or discomfort experienced as a result of this treatment will go away within two weeks.

How long with pain relief from RF therapy last?

Clinical studies have found that 90 percent of patients treated with RF therapy for heel pain experienced a permanent reduction in pain.

If you want to find out if radiofrequency therapy could help your heel pain symptoms, then call our office today to schedule your next appointment. Let’s get you on the road to recovery!