One of the most common complaints heard by podiatrists is that of heel pain. As the largest of the 26 bones in the foot, the heel is designed to perform many tasks. While the heel is equipped to able to handle heavy loads, too much stress can lead to problems.
Symptoms of heel pain may be felt in the front, back, or bottom of the heel. Pain that is felt under the heel is most frequently associated with a condition known as, plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the toes. Overuse or prolonged wear and tear on the heel can strain this band causing damage, inflammation, and pain. Other sources of heel discomfort may include, stress fractures, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or cysts.
If you are looking for an alternative treatment modality for your patients other than Steroid injections, sending your patients for Physical Therapy or surgery, the Enpuls Pro is the answer!
The Enpuls Pro ESWT system is for the treatment of any chronic soft tissue tendinopathy including Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis. Each session takes only 5 minutes and patients require 4 treatments on average, spaced one week apart. Nerve blocks are not required and there is no downtime! Most practitioners and patients are experiencing an 80% to 85% success rate!