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by Dr. Christopher Milkie

Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that, in certain chronic cases, is absolutely crucial to repairing the damage done by plantar fasciitis.

The treatment is reserved for cases of chronic heel pain that have not responded to other therapies. Patients who benefit most from this therapy are those whom have undergone other treatments without success.

ESWT is a more conservative approach than surgery. Our experienced Fox Point, WI podiatrists often recommend this treatment to those who suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis. If your doctor has used some or all of the following treatments without success, you may be an excellent candidate for the procedure:

  • Physical therapy
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Heel cushions or custom orthotics
  • Cortisone injections
  • Taping
  • Splinting or casting

Here is one patient’s example of how shock wave therapy ended foot pain that had persisted for years, despite multiple treatment efforts:

I had suffered with pain in my heels for several years. Several attempts were made at curing the problem, but nothing seemed to work. Finally, Dr. Milkie recommended a new non-surgical technique, which worked wonders. My foot pain is completely gone. Thank you, Dr. Milkie, for recommending this treatment to me.
Laurie W., Milwaukee, WI

How Shock Wave Therapy Works
ESWT is used by our specially trained Fox Point foot and ankle surgeons to successfully treat cases of plantar fasciitis. A tool, placed at the heel of the foot, emits sound waves—also known as shock waves—that stimulate the damaged and inflamed ligaments.

When the ligaments are stimulated in this manner, the body’s repair mechanism kicks in, allowing for a level of healing impossible to replicate with surgery or other common heel spur treatments. In addition, ESWT does not carry the serious side effects or complications that heel spur surgery does.

Using the Most Modern, Effective Treatment Tools Available
You wouldn’t want your mechanic to use old, ineffective tools on your car just because he was accustomed to using them, would you? The same holds true for the best treatments for heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.

While there are times when tried-and-true treatments and tools are best, other times, the most effective treatments are the new kids on the block: technologically advanced, highly effective treatments that only the best podiatrists in Milwaukee are trained to use.

If you would like to learn more about this innovative, new treatment for heel pain, call the Milwaukee Foot Specialists at 414.257.0676 to make an appointment. You do not have to go on living in pain; call today.

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