Treating Heel Pain with Laser Therapy
By Dr. Edward Tjoe
May 31, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: laser therapy  

Find out if your foot discomfort could be treated with laser therapy.heel pain

Are you dealing with stubborn heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis? Not finding the relief you had hoped for with conservative treatment options? If so, our Jersey City, NJ, podiatrist Dr. Edward Tjoe may be able to finally treat your heel pain through laser therapy.

What is plantar fasciitis?

This condition happens when there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot from the heel to the toes. When inflammation is present, you may notice that your heel pain is worse when you first start moving around in the morning, as well as after exercising or standing. Of course, there are many conservative ways to manage your symptoms until this inflammatory condition goes away, but for some people, these treatments just aren’t enough.

How does laser treatment help plantar fasciitis-related heel pain?

If you’ve been dealing with chronic heel pain and nothing seems to relieve your symptoms, then it’s time to turn to our Jersey City, NJ, foot doctor. During laser treatment, this painless system will be directed over the foot where the light beam will penetrate through the deeper tissues of the foot to stimulate the body’s natural healing response while also reducing inflammation and pain.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need anywhere from six to eight treatments in order to get the maximum results. Of course, you will start to see reductions in your foot pain over the course of your treatments.

Who is right for this treatment?

If you have chronic plantar fasciitis-related heel pain, or if you have severe or unresponsive acute plantar fasciitis, then laser therapy may be the best option for relieving your symptoms and promoting faster and more efficient healing. You may choose to receive this treatment as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with other treatment options such as wearing orthotics, icing or splinting.

Do you have questions about laser therapy? Want to find out if your foot could benefit from this treatment? Then call our Jersey City, NJ, podiatry office today and book your next appointment with Dr. Tjoe.

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