Common Foot Problems:
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Foot Injuries
- Plantar Fascitis
- Flat feet
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes.
This tissue can become inflamed for many reasons, most commonly from irritation by placing too much stress (such as excess running and jumping) on the bottom of the foot.
Dr. Montoya , can diagnosis and treat this foot ailment at either his Clark or Elizabeth office. This foot problem is rather common yet painful foot condition yet diagnosis and treatment is relatively quick. In most cases the podiatrist can heal this condition without surgery - conservative foot care treatments.
The most frequent patient complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot. Most sufferers of this condition will be able to feel it in the morning because the fascia ligament tightens up during the night while we sleep, causing the heel pain to diminish.
Initially, the foot doctor would need to perform a thorough analysis to determine the extent of the condition in order to accurately offer symptomatic treatment.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis/heel spur syndrome). During this non-invasive surgical procedure, sonic waves are directed at the area of pain using a device similar to that currently used in non-surgical treatment of kidney stones."Extracorporeal" means "outside of the body," and refers to this non-invasive surgical procedure in which strong sound waves are directed at the area of heel pain.
Read more about this innovative technique that has revolutionized today's treatment of heel pain!
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