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By contactus@allcarefootandankle.com
December 29, 2016
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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

 

By contactus@allcarefootandankle.com
September 28, 2016
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By Dr. Cheney
April 11, 2016
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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.

  1. Significant frayed material on the surface of the heel.
  2. Surface of the heel has become uneven and is causing instability which also requires you to overly compensate in order to stay balanced.
  3. Sole has discoloration and has lost the tread.  In some cases, the sole is now slippery on certain surfaces.
  4. Insole has discoloration and has deteriorated causing discomfort.

Survey Discovers Numerous Parents Overlook Their Children’s Foot Health

More often than not, people associate visiting a podiatrist with growing older, although, many of the most common foot ailments are also prevalent among young adults and teens.  In addition, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) discovered that roughly 25 percent of parents will actually take their child to a medical professional for foot treatment and of that 25 percent only half of those parents actually brought their child to a podiatrist.

So why so much apprehension?

One the the main causes of this oversight is due to the lack of understanding and identifying the warning signs that cause foot pain.

Kids experience foot pain just like adults, but because of their rapidly growing bones and tendons, they often have confusing symptoms and need to be treated in different ways.

For example, some children are born with poor mechanics, like arches that are really high or practically non-existent.  Also, some children walk and run with irregular form, often tripping and falling. In some cases, children have severe problems fitting into shoes or wearing them out rapidly. When children have abnormal feet and gait issues, they often suffer from traveling pains and sports injuries if not treated with something to alter their poor mechanics.

The most common foot pain among children is calcaneal apophysitis, a.k.a. Sever's disease, otherwise known as pediatric heel pain.  Children with this issue experience pain in their growth plate that worsens with increased activity. I recently saw a lot of this in the last few days due to pre-season football and soccer. The cleats, as well as the increase of activity, are the beginning of the perfect storm for pediatric heel pain. On top of all this, the emergence of warm summer weather increases our love of bare feet and flip flops, which also contributes to the heel pain epidemic.

The good news is that pediatric heel pain is often easily treated if you identify the cause or improper biomechanics.

Other common foot related ailments seen in kids are posterior tibial tendinitis (pain and swelling in the largest tendon that holds up your arch), Achilles tendinitis (pain in the largest tendon on the back of your heel), shin splints (pain in the front of your shin bone or lower legs), and Osgood-schlatter's disease (pain and swelling in the growth plate just below your knee). These are also treated primarily by realigning the biomechanics of the child's foot.

Kids with gait issues may in-toe or out-toe, causing muscle and joint imbalances. Some kids are even chronic toe walkers. These types of issues can be foot type related or can be caused by some underlying nerve issue. Orthotics (shoe inserts to balance abnormal foot function) and physical therapy are usually very helpful.

Of course, kids also can suffer from traumatic sprains and strains as well as stress fractures and fractures. No one is immune to fall down and go boom!

What else do we see in kids? Lots and lots of ingrown toenails, pesky warts, skin and nail issues, which are abundant and seem to be ignored all summer long. I implore all parents to take a look at their kid's feet and nails because little problems become big headaches when not addressed. For example, a simple ingrown toenail can become a huge abscess when picked at repeatedly by your child.

Make and appointment for you or your child today at AllCare Foot & Ankle at 732-695-3668 (FEET)!

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