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By Dr. Michael Stein- Foot Doctor of the East Bay
March 10, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Shockwave Therapy  

If you've been treating the discomfort of plantar fasciitis for a while without any real relief, you're likely frustrated at the lack of results. Dr. shockwave therapyMichael Stein, your Pleasanton, Los Gatos and San Leandro, CA podiatrist at Foot Doctor of the East Bay, understands this frustration, which is why he offers extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) as an effective and minimally-invasive way to treat plantar fasciitis without the hassle and recovery period of surgery. You can learn more about this treatment here.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a method of treating plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament that runs between the ball and heel of the foot. Using a handheld tool, your Pleasanton, Los Gatos and San Leandro, CA podiatrist will transmit pulses of ultrasonic waves directly to the bottom of the foot. These waves, the strength of which are gradually increased throughout the treatment session, help to reduce the inflammation and stimulate the immune response of the body. The procedure typically takes 15 minutes or less; the treatment regimen is usually once a week for three weeks.

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

Studies consistently show that the outcome of shockwave therapy is on par with that of surgical treatment of the plantar fascia without the risks of infection or other complications. One of the most beneficial aspects of being treated with ESWT is the absence of downtime. After your appointment with your San Leandro podiatrist, you can return to your job immediately. Normal activity can resume within a day or two.

If physical therapy, exercise, rest or medication aren't giving you the results you hoped for in treating your plantar fasciitis, EWST might be exactly what you need. Contact one of our convenient podiatry offices in Pleasanton, Los Gatos and San Leandro, CA - to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Michael Stein today!




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