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Shock wave therapy machine for Heel Spurs Chronic Pain

Heel spurs, medically known as “heel spur syndrome” are bony protrusions caused by a deposit of calcium on the underside of the heel bone. Heel spurs can be painless, but sometimes are associated with intense pain. Is not the heel spur itself that causes pain, but rather the inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue. This happens more often while walking, jogging or running. Pain may also be triggered by plantar fasciitis, a condition that involves inflammation of the connective tissue (called plantar fascia) that links the heel bone to the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is often associated with heel spurs. The pain is worse in the morning when you get out of bed and stand up, and can feel like a knife or pins in the bottom of your feet. Later on it turns into a less intense, dull ache that can become again sharp if you sit for a long time, and stand up again. Heel spurs are often seen in athletes and fitness enthusiasts because they are triggered by repetitive strains on the muscles and ligaments of the foot. Activities like jogging, running and jumping are the most commonly linked with heel spurs.

Shockwave therapy is a safe but aggressive method of physical therapy where the chronically injured area of your foot is targeted with several high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate an inflammatory response to heal a chronic injury. Shockwave therapy stimulates blood flow and the formation of new blood vessels increasing your body’s ability to heal itself. Shockwave therapy also breaks up calcification and chronic scarring of injured tissue. Shockwave therapy can provide a sustained pain-relieving effect to the injured area making you feel better right away.

Shockwave therapy is commonly used on chronic injuries including chronic Achilles tendonitis, chronic plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Hallux limitus, Hallux rigidus and Morton’s neuroma. Shockwave therapy works without using x-rays or medication; Shockwave therapy uses your immune system to heal chronic injuries. Reduced pain and improved mobility is quite common with Shockwave therapy. Adverse effects are minor and may also eliminate your need for surgery. The initial acoustic shockwaves can be uncomfortable in the beginning of treatment but becomes tolerable at the treatment continues. Shockwave therapy is an intense treatment that most people tolerate well. The Chiropodist will choose the best settings for shockwave therapy based on your tolerance to pain.

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