Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Or ESWT

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO & Highlands Ranch, CO

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has been recommended as an appropriate and effective method in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. After 3-6 months, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis become chronic and canalso be known as plantar fasciosis or plantar fasciopathy and Achilles tendonopathy.
  • ESWT is capable of producing sonic waves with a high amplitude which creates energy to reduce calcification, increase the proliferation of growth factors, and increase blood circulation which helps heal degenerative tissue in the heel.
  • We perform ESWT in our office. The treatment does not require anesthetic and lasts about 8 ½ minutes. Three treatments, one week apart, are required for success. Patients can go right back to work, exercise and regular activities immediately following treatment.
  • Cost is $700 total, 2nd additional area is $200.


Patient Testimonials:

There is hope! I was a 5+ year sufferer of plantar fasciitis in both feet after being misdiagnosed with neuropathy by a different podiatrist. My new primary care physician questioned that diagnosis and recommended Dr. Jessica Herzog. After trying more traditional methods of pain relief, Dr. Herzog recommended ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy). As a researcher both by education (Ph.D.) and by trade (analyst), I was skeptical. A few years ago, the reviews fell short of 100%, 90%, or even 75% effectiveness. What were the chances that I would fall into the group where it worked? But, having a little extra funds in my flexible spending account last year, I decided to take the plunge. I don’t have an ounce of regret! My first test was house painting. I painted the entire weekend and every part of me hurt...except my feet! I know I am at the earlier stages of my journey, but after suffering for so long I am now optimistic that I’ll be able to do the things I love to do. If you have suffered for a long time with plantar fasciitis, I highly encourage you to give ESWT a try.

Dr. Laura Kesner