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AllCare Foot & Ankle Announces Addition of Pressure Wave Therapy
Highly Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Heel Pain and Achilles Tendon Pain
AllCare Foot & Ankle is excited to announce the addition of a highly effective non-surgical treatment for foot and ankle pain. Pressure Wave technology also known as Shockwave and EPAT is a modern treatment method whereby high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the lower extremity. It is one of the most advanced non-invasive treatment methods cleared by the FDA. The treatment works by helping to improve the regenerative potential, enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
Pressure Wave can successfully address acute and chronic pain such as: Heel Pain, Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Neuroma, Fascitis, Ankle Sprain, and Achilles Tendon. Outside of Podiatry, this modality is used in providing trigger point therapy, address sports injuries such as Golfers or Tennis Elbow, scar tissue, stress fractures, enhance bone healing, sexual function and more.
Pressure Wave therapy reports a 91% success rate (as per clinical studies), it is non-invasive, no anesthesia is required, there is no risk of infection, no scarring, no downtime, it is cost effective and results in faster, easier healing.
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. Many patients experience immediate pain relief after just one treatment. Patients treated report being pain free and/or have a significant reduction in pain. The non-surgical therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving patient’s quality of life.
Not all pressure wave devices are the same. AllCare Foot & Ankle has now added the world's most advanced pressure wave technology. Manufactured in Switzerland by world renowned Storz Medical, with 75 years of medical research and development behind it, their device is the gold standard of pressure wave technology.
Pressure Wave therapy has a proven success rate that can be as effective or more effective than other methods such as surgery or pharmaceuticals without the risks, complications or long recovery times.
Call our office today at 732-695-3668 to learn more about how Pressure Wave Therapy can address your pain, accelerate your healing and optimize your health. Or visit our website at http://www.allcarefootandankle.com/heel-pain.html#popup
How common is flatfoot in kids?
Developmental flatfoot is very common in children and teenagers. It’s a warning sign of serious foot dysfunctions. If you recognize it early and nip it in the bud, you can save many costly and painful foot issues in the future for your children.
â€‹How do I know if my kid has flat feet?
One of the easiest ways to tell is to look at your OWN feet. If your family has a history of flat feet, there is a good chance your children will develop them as well. Kids with flat feet tend to have problems with balance, coordination, pain and fatigue in their feet and poor posture.
What can you do about it?
One of the easiest, cheapest and most conservative ways to correct foot problems in children is the use of a medical device called an orthotic. We have found over time the 2 best orthotic for children on the market today and have brought them into our office at AllCare Foot & Ankle for your convenience. We recommend starting a child with a prefabricated orthotic. The 2 styles we have are just for children from toddler age to pre-teens. This means they have a very deep heel cup designed to maximize rear foot control and realign the Achilles tendon while giving great arch support and little discomfort. Once your child acclimates to the orthotics, they don’t even notice them in their shoes. They are light, sleek and fit in most shoes so that no one even knows they are in there from the outside! Note that we mentioned the shoes. It’s very important that children wear the medical devices in their shoes…and that means not running barefoot all summer or in thin flip flops every day.â€‹
Will my kids are grow out of their orthotic?
Yes, they will eventually grow out of them. However, that is one of the benefits of prefabricated orthotics. They are not a huge financial burden. Also, if your child requires a custom type orthotic, there are outgrowth program options so that your wallet is not impacted as much.
The important thing to remember is that these are an investment in your children’s health. Luckily, they are not an expensive investment like orthodontics, but you can think about them similarly to dental work and eyeglasses. Necessary for your child’s social and health development.
We must create the habit of checking the age of our heels in order to determine whether or not it’s time to throw them out and move on. High heels are sometimes necessary for an event, outfit, or in some cases daily business. But they can also generate extensive foot pain and lead to potential injury.
As seen in a previous blog article of ours on sneakers, heels also have a lifespan. The following is a list of helpful tips so you can keep track of your heels aging process.
- Significant frayed material on the surface of the heel.
- Surface of the heel has become uneven and is causing instability which also requires you to overly compensate in order to stay balanced.
- Sole has discoloration and has lost the tread. In some cases, the sole is now slippery on certain surfaces.
- Insole has discoloration and has deteriorated causing discomfort.