South Milwaukee Podiatrists | November 2010 Blog Posts
Posts for: November, 2010
….then Shockwave Therapy may be for you! This is a minimally invasive treatment for tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, which over 95% of patients respond to initially. If you suffer from heel pain call our office today to schedule a consultation. (262) 821-1588
A 56 year old patient with chronic bilateral plantar fasciitis (heel pain) gets to walk pain free following shockwave therapy. This patient is a factory worker who stands on hard concrete floors all day, and by the time he was getting home, his heels were “killing” him, he was limping, and he was developing back pain.
The shockwave was performed by Dr. Steven Waldman, and after just six short weeks, most of his heel pain was gone.
Shockwave therapy is a non invasive therapy performed in the office. It is 85% effective and has no potential for serious side effects. Dr. Waldman states, “This FDA approved procedure is one of the most significant advances in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.”
Do you suffer from heel pain and traditional treatments have failed you? You may need a Diagnostic Ultrasound. This testing provides an easy, safe, and effective method of pinpointing and/or confirming your diagnoisis. This is done in the office, it’s non-invasive, painless, and covered by most insurances. Once again, Diagnostic Ultrasound is a great component of treatment for those that don’t respond initially to treatment or have had significant reoccurances with their heel pain. If you think this may be for you, call our office at (262) 821-1588 for more information, or to schedule an appointment today!
We are now pleased to offer PAD testing for our patients to be done in our office. This testing is ideal for patient’s with tired feet, diabetes, claudication (pain in feet or legs while walking), and other individuals who are at risk for Peripheal Vascular Disease, ie: smokers, people with heart disease, and patients with rheumatoid arthritis. If you suffer from any of the above conditions, we encourage you to call our office today to find out if this testing would be appropriate for you. This testing is covered by most insurances, and as always, if you have any questions or would like more information on this topic, feel free to call our office at: (262) 821-1588.
Last Wednesday, Dr. Waldman attented a meeting for the Wisconsin chapter of “Save a Leg, Save a Life”. It was here that he was able to expand his education and learn new methods, treatments, and ways to prevent amputation. If you suffer from diabetes or pheripheral arterial disease (PAD), we encourage you to have regular check ups with your podiatrist.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.