Can Laser Treatments Help My Heel Pain? What you need to know about laser treatments for heel pain.
You have a busy life, but now you can’t even put weight on your feet, because you get a sharp stabbing pain running along your heel. This pain can be frustrating and debilitating, and if you suffer from heel pain, you’re not alone. But now there’s help with state-of-the-art laser treatments, like those performed by Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey.
What Causes Heel Pain?
You don’t have to be an athlete to have heel pain. In fact, heel pain can be caused by many different conditions including:
- Hard calcium deposits on the bottom of your heel, called heel spurs
- Bruising of your heel by stepping on sharp rocks, called stone bruises
- Inflammation of the area where your Achilles tendon attaches to your heel, called bursitis
- Inflammation of the band of tissue running across your heel, the plantar fascia, called plantar fasciitis. This is the most common reason for heel pain.
You can try home treatments including ice, wedges, arch supports, stretching exercises, and over-the-counter pain medications, like aspirin or ibuprofen. These remedies may provide some relief for mild cases of heel pain. In many cases however, they don’t provide enough relief to allow you to get back to your daily activities quickly.
Now there is a professional treatment using laser therapy performed by Dr. Tjoe, your Jersey City foot doctor, called photobiomodulation. It works by using red-beam or near infrared light which penetrates into your tissue. This stimulates cell repair, resulting in increased tissue healing and less pain. Laser therapy boasts an 80% success rate for treating plantar fasciitis related heel pain.
Your feet support you in your daily life, so don’t let heel pain slow you down when there is help close by. If you have annoying heel pain, you owe it yourself to check out the latest in laser therapy treatment. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Tjoe, your podiatrist in Jersey City, New Jersey. Call him today and get back to your life soon!