Shockwave Therapy for Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs Treatment in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, CA

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Heel pain can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating and can severely affect your quality of life and ability to stay active. Several different disorders can cause heel problems, but the most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs from the heel bone and through the foot's arch. A heel spur is a bony growth that develops around the heel bone from ill-fitting shoes and other aggravating activities. Both conditions can negatively impact your mobility and comfort levels. At LaSara Medical Group, we offer extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and heels spurs to get back to your daily activities pain-free.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs Treatment?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) at LaSara Medical Group offers a safe and effective way to get you back on your feet. Shockwave therapy produces pulsed energy that helps increase blood flow to the affected area. Increased blood flow helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the injured tendon or facia to promote healing. Shockwave therapy is a safe and non-invasive way to restore mobility and reduce pain in your heel.

After each shockwave treatment, patients can leave and return to their daily activities without the need for any downtime. We at LaSara Medical Group recommend receiving three to six treatments on each foot for best results.

Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs Treatment

Shockwave treatment for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs is an effective and safe treatment with the following benefits:

    Eliminates or reduces pain Eliminates or reduces inflammation Safe and risk free Requires no medication Non-invasive and surgery free treatment No anesthesia required Long-lasting results No scarring No downtime

Are You a Candidate for Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs Treatment?

Although extracorporeal shockwave therapy is considered safe for most people, some individuals should not receive shockwave therapy. For example, if you are under 18, have skin infections on your feet, hemophilia, heart condition, or are receiving cancer treatment in the foot, shockwave therapy may not be for you. If you have questions about your eligibility to receive plantar fasciitis and heel spur treatment at LaSara Medical Group, don't hesitate to reach out and make a consultation appointment.

FAQs About Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs Treatment

At the beginning of your session, your ESWT provider will apply sonic gel to your skin and use a handheld device to deliver extracorporeal shockwaves to the treatment area. Your session will likely last anywhere between 15-30 minutes, and you will be made to feel comfortable and pain-free by our knowledgeable staff.

During your shockwave therapy treatment, you can expect to feel intense pressure. However, you should not experience any pain. Plantar fasciitis and heel spur treatment at LaSara Medical Group does not require pain medication or anesthetics. You can expect to return to your daily activities immediately following treatment. Some patients experience immediate relief and improvement.

Your LaSara Medical Group provider will assess your particular injury and recommend an appropriate number of treatments. After you complete the three to six therapy treatments recommended by your provider, you can expect to see a significant reduction in symptoms during the 12 weeks following treatment. Because ESWT activates the body's natural healing process, it lasts longer than treatments like medications, and you can enjoy the results long-term.

Compared to other treatments such as surgery or medications, Shockwave therapy treats the root cause of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. LaSara Medical Group’s shockwave treatment offers a solution that is non-invasive and comes with no risk to the patient. Surgical modalities for the feet may need many weeks of recovery, require you to stay off your feet after the surgery, and oftentimes do not eliminate the pain. Shockwave eradicates or reduces the pain in the majority of patients who choose to work with LaSara Medical Group and allows you to continue with your day throughout treatment.

Get Back to Your Daily Life

At LaSara Medical Group, we understand the unique challenges faced by men and women. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, our highest priority is to help you get back to feeling more like yourself. Plantar fasciitis and heel spur treatments at LaSara Medical Group provide a safe and effective way to reduce pain and increase mobility. If you are interested in learning more about our plantar fasciitis and heel spur treatment, schedule a consultation with us today!