Many times patients come to The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine seeking surgery, specifically. What they’re really looking for is an end to their suffering as soon as possible. However, in most cases, surgery isn’t truly “a quick fix” because it involves a lengthy recovery time and may involve the risk of complications, which delays healing even further. The good news is that we treat serious foot problems like bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, and nerve pain with a high degree of success using nonsurgical foot treatments.
Shockwave therapy has found favor among doctors treating everything from kidney stones and erectile dysfunction to Achilles injuries and even sore backs in horses.1http://equusmagazine.com/article/sore-horse-back-29066 It seems some of the most difficult maladies miraculously respond to pressure waves that cause fresh micro-trauma and signal the body’s natural defenses. What we often see with chronic injuries is that the body initially attempts to repair the damage, but eventually becomes “desensitized” to the pain and demands for healing over time.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a relatively new technology employed by podiatrists for the treatment of plantar fasciitis heel pain which fails to respond to conventional interventions.2http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/treatments/Pages/Extracorporeal-Shock-Wave-Therapy.aspx The latest research confirms its effectiveness in reducing pain and improving quality of life in this cohort. NYC foot pain sufferers can find this new treatment available at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offices in Manhattan and Westchester, NY.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
There are many podiatrists in New York City from which to choose — but, frankly, some of them are stuck in the Stone Age. The last thing you want to hear is, “Go home, rest, ice it, wear this bandage, and put your feet up” when you have been suffering from chronic pain for over a month. By the same token, you don’t want a NYC podiatrist who rushes you into an operation when there are other, non-invasive treatments out there. The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine offers the latest proven technological advancements in the treatment of sports injuries to help you get back on your feet as efficiently as possible.
The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offers New York City residents the most advanced therapies and treatments for a wide range of sports injuries, foot problems and chronic conditions. Plantar fasciitis (or severe heel pain) is one of the most common conditions we see here. Often, plantar fasciitis is caused through repetitive motion or overuse, which creates micro-tears in the plantar fascia tendon that runs from the heel along the arch of the foot. Sometimes wearing worn-out shoes can be to blame as well. One of the treatments we’ve seen some success with is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
The NBA playoffs have left many pro athletes sidelined with foot injuries. Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant have both had shockwave therapy for foot pain. This relatively new technique is a noninvasive, FDA-approved procedure that stimulates blood circulation and healing by delivering pressure waves into the painful area. The session only takes about 15 minutes and sometimes delivers immediate pain relief. Other times, it may take up to four weeks before significant results are felt.
“I am so grateful for having had Dr. Geldwert perform bunion surgery on both of my feet. I have complete confidence in him and continue to see him for other sports related injuries. I was cautious about having surgery for the first time, but his knowledge, patience, and skill made me completely comfortable in trusting him. And I couldn’t be any happier with the results!! When anything else feels wrong with my feet, I love that I now know to go immediately to him. He is my top choice for anyone searching for the best foot fixer/surgeon/sports doctor in NYC! Thank you, Dr. Geldwert!!!”
– J. M., Manhattan, NY
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