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For those suffering from plantar fasciitis, unfortunately, there is no quick fix for the problem. It tends to be a chronic or recurring pain issue, and other treatments like bracing, orthotics, stretching, and exercises may not always help. Pain along the bottom of the feet, from the balls of the feet to the back of the heels can arise after long periods of rest, as well as after intense activity.

Luckily, there’s an alternative treatment option! It’s called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). This noninvasive procedure uses sonic energy in pulses to the area of pain. The energy waves stimulate growth of new blood vessels and new nerve cells, as well as promoting healing factors. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia.

At the office, Dr. Toll will perform this outpatient procedure under local anesthesia in about 30 minutes. After the procedure, there may be inflammation in the treatment site, which, in turn, promotes healing mechanisms. There is very limited recovery time, which makes it a better option than surgery with regards to time, effort, and cost. This is especially the case when compared to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) wound healing or surgical options. It is FDA-approved for plantar fasciitis, has about a 70% success rate for long-time sufferers, and has no long-term side effects. ESWT has also been suggested for treatment of other tendon, joint, and muscle conditions, such as tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis.

Unfortunately, ESWT is contraindicated for some, including: pregnant women, patients with neurological or vascular foot disease, patients who have ruptured their plantar fascial ligament, patients with metal implants, patients with pacemakers, or patients taking medications that are blood thinners or anticoagulants.

Have you tried many treatments for plantar fasciitis and still unable to find a solution? Come see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brad Toll at Crofton Podiatry. Make an appointment by calling (410) 721-4505. Our team is ready to assist you and your family at our Crofton, MD office, which also serves the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas.


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2411 Crofton Lane, Suite 25
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