Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Swiss DolorClast Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis or heel spurs can interfere with life and cause ongoing pain and frustration. Many people find that traditional treatments of rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications simply aren’t enough to heal their chronic plantar fasciitis or heel pain.

Though surgery may be suggested in some of these cases, Dr. Jeffery LaMour believes other advanced, non-invasive treatments should be considered first. For this reason, Dr. LaMour offers a safe, effective treatment that enables the body to heal itself from within: the Swiss DolorClast® Treatment. This specialized treatment utilizes extracorporeal shockwave therapy, a respected and successful treatment method that’s been used for decades.


How does Swiss DolorClast extracorporeal shockwave therapy work?

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) delivers special waves of energy into the body’s tissue and/or bone, stimulating a healing response. The energy enables the body to build new blood vessels, promotes the formation of collagen and stimulates healing. This is especially beneficial for chronic, painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and heel spurs that haven’t responded to more conservative treatments. This type of treatment has been used successfully in orthopedic conditions since 1990.

Does ESWT hurt at all during treatment?

Many patients find that discomfort is minimized when properly administered by a skilled podiatrist. The treatment is started at a low level and gradually increased as tolerated. However, a local anesthetic can be used to reduce or eliminate any discomfort during treatment when needed.

How quickly is heel and foot pain relieved with shockwave therapy?

Most patients find significant pain relief takes effect quickly, within just a few weeks. In fact, two thirds of patients in one study reported significant daytime pain relief after just 12 weeks – and 94 percent no longer suffered from night time pain after just 12 weeks!

Healing Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain in Austin

If you’re tired of the pain of chronic plantar fasciitis or heel spurs holding you back, it’s time to talk to a skilled podiatrist about your treatment options. Contact Dr. Jeffery LaMour, expert podiatrist in Austin, and find out whether Swiss DolorClast treatment could be the answer you’re looking for!