TORONTO SHOCKWAVE THERAPY CLINIC
TORONTO FOOT CARE
DR. JOHN A. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS INVESTED IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN SHOCKWAVE OR EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY.
IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AT TREATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS, ACHILLES TENDONITIS, HEEL PAIN AND METATARSALGIA. THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS AND IT IS PERFORMED WITH LITTLE DISCOMFORT TO THE AFFECTED AREA AND YOU CAN WALK IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS SUFFERING FROM HEEL PAIN, PLANTAR FASCIITIS OR ACHILLES TENDONITIS, PLEASE CALL OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737 TO SET UP A CONSULTATION AND GET YOU ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis). "Extracorporeal" means "outside of the body." During this noninvasive procedure, sonic waves are directed at the area of pain using a device similar to that currently used in nonsurgical treatment of kidney stones.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is prescribed for patients who have experienced plantar fasciitis for an extended period of time -- six months or more -- and have not benefited from other conservative treatments. The brief procedure lasts about 10 minutes and is performed without anaesthetic. Strong sound waves are directed at and penetrate the heel area to stimulate a healing response by the body. ESWT is performed on an outpatient basis.
People who are not candidates for ESWT include pregnant women and individuals with neurological foot disease, vascular foot disease, pacemakers, or people taking medications that interfere with blood clotting (such as Coumadin).
This therapy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for heel pain and only requires a short recovery time. Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.