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Heel Pain

Ouch! My heels hurt!

Millions of Americans awake every morning with the same complaint - painful, sore heels!

How many times have you awakened in the morning and stepped on that cold, hard floor, only to feel a sharp pain in your heels?

You haven't even started the day and here you are with pain! You sit down promptly on the side of your bed and wonder, "why do I have sore heels?" Within 10 or 15 minutes of hobbling about in your morning routine, you find that the pain isn't quite as bad as it was. After brushing your teeth and getting dressed, the heel pain is now a slight annoyance, so you can tolerate it and go on about your business.

You may be suffering from any of a number of conditions which cause heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, inflamed adventitious bursa, heel spurs, pump bumps, stress cracks, neuro-fibrosis (thickening of the nerve) as well as others.

 

Your days of agonizing heel pain may be over!
NEW - Revolutionary Treatment for Heel Pain - ESWT - Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy

"There is a heel pain crisis in the United States, similar to the crisis we saw early last decade relating to unresolved back pain," says Garey Weber, D.P.M., a foot and ankle specialist.

Millions of Americans are believed to suffer from intractable, chronic heel pain which is unresolved by current methods of treatment. According to Weber, like the treatment of back pain, the technology available to address heel pain has not progressed from traditional, invasive, decades-old techniques. Now, this new treatment approved by the FDA could revolutionize the treatment and resolution of heel pain.

Developed and utilized extensively in Europe, the ESWT device uses the same technology that is now commonly used to treat kidney stones. The device, used in an outpatient surgical center setting, emits sound waves into the affected area of the foot. For the patient's comfort, the procedure is done with monitored light sedation and a local anesthetic. Of particular note for the patient, THERE ARE NO INCISIONS. Studies suggest that these sound waves create microscopic, cellular reactions to promote healing and elimination of the painful heel condition.

After the procedure, most patients participating in studies have shown virtually no complications. Because this is done on an outpatient basis, recovery time is shortened. Most people can return to their daily activities more quickly.

More good news - typically only one treatment session is required.

 

What our patients say about our care

"I traveled from Georgia to try their revolutionary methods and was able to walk out afterward... one of the best decisions I have made." Alana W., Atlanta, Georgia

"My 90-year-old father was extremely surgery-shy and five days after surgery, is mobile, relatively free of pain and very happy." Amentha D., Los Angeles, California

"Because of your minimally invasive surgery, I was able to get back to my regular business in just a few days and rode a bicycle six days after surgery. I even ran a 10K eight weeks after surgery." Ralph C., Newport Beach, California

"I came in on crutches and in pain for the initial free consultation. Within minutes, the doctors knew exactly what was wrong... I haven't had to use crutches again!" Roxane E., Sherman Oaks, California


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