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Heel Pain Relief

This new patented acoustic wave technology requires no anesthetic and has little or no discomfort. Patients of this treatment are generally able to walk and move around immediately and it generally takes approximately three 10-minute sessions before the pain is resolved.

Heel pain is an extremely common and potentially disruptive affliction that has many possible causes, including stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, cysts, tendonitis and most often, plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflamed. This inflammation causes pain on the bottom of the heel that can continue to grow in intensity over time.

If you are experiencing heel pain, visit with our office to learn if you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis.

This Treatment is used by Professional Athletes, Sports Teams and Top Olympic Athletes.

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Plantar Fasciitis
When individuals begin to experience intense pain in their heel, many know that they have acquired plantar fasciitis. This ailment occurs when the plantar fascia ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears in the tissue. This will result in pain and inflammation of the area closest to the heel bone.

The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

Burning
Stabbing
An aching pain in the heel of the foot

The fascia ligament tightens up over night and therefore causes the most pain in the morning. Pain generally decreases as the tissue warms up, but oftentimes returns after long periods of standing or weight bearing and physical activity.

In most cases, treatment of plantar fasciitis doesn’t require surgery or invasive procedures to stop pain and reverse damage. Heel pain and plantar fasciitis can be treated SAFELY AND PAINLESSLY with the NEW Acoustic Wave Therapy!

Plantar Fasciitis: Extensive running and jumping, or gait abnormalities, can inflame the fascia connective tissue that supports the heel, running from the heel bone to the base of the toes. This is the most common cause of heel pain.

Bone/Heel Spurs: Sufferers of plantar fasciitis may experience the formation of calcium deposits and new bone growth where the fascia tissue band connects to the heel bone.

Excessive Pronation: An abnormal gait when walking or running can create excessive stretching and pulling of the ligaments and tendons attached to the bottom of the heel bone.

Achilles Tendinitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon is common among people with tight tendons who run or walk regularly. This causes pain at the back of the heel.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: The tibial nerve travels along the inner leg behind the bump on the inside of the ankle and splits into three different paths to the heel and the bottom of the foot. Compression of this nerve can cause heel pain.

Haglund’s Deformity: This bone enlargement at the back of the heel bone, at the attachment of the Achilles tendon, results from bursitis caused by pressure against the shoe.

Bone Bruises: This common heel injury is an inflammation of the tissues that cover the heel bone, caused by the direct impact of a hard object or surface on the foot.

How Does This Procedure Work?

Acoustic waves cause high-frequency oscillations that tighten muscle and connective tissue.

Is Anesthesia Required?

No anesthetics are required.

What Device Is Used For This Procedure?

The radial STORZ MEDICAL D-ACTOR® 200 applicator, the first high frequency pulse activation therapy system.

How Is Treatment Performed?

The pain region is localized and gel is applied. Pneumatic pressure waves are administered via the applicator hand piece using biofeedback and a “point and shoot” method and moved over the entire pain region in a circular motion.

What Are The Benefits Of This Procedure?

Non-invasive, wide range of applications, no anesthetics required, shortened recovery, excellent results, restored mobility and quality of life, affordable treatment.

How Long Does This Procedure Take?

The procedure is generally successful after three separate 10-minute sessions.

Why Consider Non-Invasive EPAT® or Acoustic Wave Therapy?

EPAT® has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT® is performed in our office, does not require anesthesia, requires a minimal amount of time, patients can bear weight immediately, and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.

What Are The Costs Of This Treatment?

The treatment cost is determined by the doctor based on the condition and number of treatments needed. Please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Heel Pain Treatments
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method approved by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including foot and heel pain.

The beneficial effects of the Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) are often experienced after only three treatments. Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.

The STORZ MEDICAL D-ACTOR® 200 applicator is used to tighten muscle and connective tissue by introducing high-energy acoustic waves into the foot in the form of high-frequency oscillations. It requires no anesthetic and has little or no discomfort. Patients of this treatment are generally able to walk and move around immediately and it generally takes approximately three 10-minute sessions before the pain is resolved.

heel pain orange county treatmentsDiagnosis for heel pain may include:
local inflammatory plantar heel
pain/mechanical heel painplantar fasciitis
plantar heel pain
nerve entrapment syndromes
calcaneal branch neurodynia
tarsal tunnel syndrome
Baxter’s neuritis
lumbar spine disorders
calcaneal bone cystaneury
smal bone cyst
unicameral bone cyst
interosseous lipoma
calcaneal stress fractures
systemic inflammatory plantar heel pain
rheumatoid arthritis
seronegative spondyloarthropathy
ankylosing spondylitis
psoriatic arthritis
Reiter’s syndrome

Causes of Heel Pain include: inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis. Neuroma or nerve growth, Strenuous exercise, Obesity, Standing for long periods, Improperly fitting shoes and Stress fractures.