Heel Pain? First Thing In the Morning or Prolonged Standing?

Heel Pain? Is the heel and / or soles of your feet hurt when I wake up, after a long break, during activity (e.g tennis, running, walking, climbing stairs, etc.)?

Is the X-ray picture shows spur on the heel (calcification)?

Is your heels swell?

Most likely you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation / inflammation of the plantar fascia.

Plantar fascia is a thick fibrous tissue on the sole of the foot that connects the heel and toes. Plantar fascia serves as a shock absorber (damper / pads) on the soles of the feet.

Thick tissue can be torn and inflamed due to:

1. Voltage and the load is too heavy withheld as:

  • Run
  • Walking distance for a long time
  • Too long standing
  • Obesity (overweight)
  • Pregnancy.
  • One wore shoes so feet are forced to work in an abnormal position.

2. Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)

3. The aging process: plantar fascia slack.

Treatment for Heel Pain Without Surgery Include:

Short-term pain management without the risk such as:

  • Massage
  • Wearing pads / soft soles.
  • Wearing Night Splints

Handling short-term and risky:

  • Drinking anti-pain medication. Have a risk of damage / injury medicine gastric irritation.

Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) for Heel Pain

ESWT shockwave therapy is directed to the site of pain to stimulate blood circulation resulting in improved network, eliminating inflammation and relieve pain so that patients can move again.

Additionally, ESWT does not require hospitalization so that patients can move immediately after the action.

Research on the benefits of ESWT heel pain / foot has been done since the 1990s. The latest study, published in March 2010 proved that Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) could overcome the pain in the heel and / or sole of the foot (plantar fasciitis). The research was conducted on hundreds of people and using placebo controls.

Placebo is a substance or action that does not affect anything (not active / pretend) given to patients in the trial the effectiveness of a drug or therapy. The patient does not know whether he received a placebo or a drug / therapeutic actual (active). Even researchers have not know which patients who received placebo until the data has been collected and analyzed. Therapy provided by a third party who recorded the course of the study. In this way, researchers can see and conclude that the effects experienced by the patient and the therapy is not true because the psychological effect (suggestion).

In the United States, allowed ESWT used since 2001.

Dr. Kevin Yip presented the results of studies on ESWT heel pain / chronic foot (Chronic Plantar Fasciitis) says that ESWT successfully relieve pain heel / sole of the foot, seen from the statistical and clinical research.

The Heel pain experienced by patients decreased after undergoing ESWT 1 times and further improvement continues. The therapy described here has been employed successfully in over 70% of cases. Recovery from the aches and pains being treated generally starts to occur after only a few days. In individual cases it can sometimes take several weeks before recovery commences. The therapy sessions may be repeated in individual cases to ensure that the treatment has been successful. Rubefacation can occur as a side effect.

Thus, we can conclude that the pain in the feet and ankles can be treated with ESWT and thus avoid the risks of surgery and injections. However, patients should also keep good shape heel / foot.

Need Consultation?  Please contact us by calling (65) 64762106 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. Our professional orthopedic specialist, Dr. Kevin Yip, has more than 20 years experience. Be assured that you will be receiving professional treatments that suit your needs.

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