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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
February 26, 2019
Category: laser therapy

Did you know that you can get rid of severe and chronic pain in your feet and ankles through shockwave therapy? This treatment is not new and many athletes undergo this therapy for intensive damage repair in their muscles and tissues.

How does shockwave therapy work?

Depending on the severity of the damaged tissue, shock waves of varying intensities are discharged into the body from points identified as core pain areas. In most cases electromagnetic pulses are released; however, high-pressure airwaves can also be used to treat the injured foot.

Once emitted, these shock waves act as a boost for the blood to flow to the injured area and accelerate the healing process. The procedure has a rejuvenating effect as it triggers blood flow to rush to the impacted areas quickly. Benefits of this treatment are known to include:

  • Fast relief from acute pain in the feet and ankles.
  • Restoration of mobility and foot movement.
  • Repairing effect due to new blood vessel creation, cell growth, and tissue repair.
  • The decrease in chronic inflammation around the ankle area.

Precautionary measures such as ice application, orthotic inserts, exercises, and stretches are effective; however, in extreme cases where such methods prove to be unsuccessful in getting relief from pain, shockwave therapy seems promising.

Shockwave therapy is used to treat foot concerns like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and heel injuries. At Joseph Stuto, DPM we have the required expertise and success stories of patients who fought foot injuries through the implementation of shockwave therapy. Why suffer when our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Stuto has the best solutions to offer for all your foot and ankle concerns? Please visit our offices nearest to your location, Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, NY, or call us to schedule an appointment and start enjoying a healthy and a pain-free life from today!

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
July 25, 2017
Category: foot conditions

When you see a foot you typically also see its arch. The arch is the area of the foot that curves upwards. The arch is made up of tendons. These tendons help form the shape of your foot and attach the heel and footbones.

When you walk and use your feet your arch tends to become more prominent. Sometimes though a foot can have no arch. This instance is called a Fallen Arch or Flat Feet.

How to Test for Fallen Arch

  1. Wet your feet. Make sure you aren’t wearing any socks and your feet are bare.
  2. Step onto a surface that will leave obvious wet footprints. Concrete and pavement tend to be good options.
  3. Look at the footprint that was made. If the entire foot has a print, then it is likely you have Fallen Arches. If only the heel and the forefoot have a print, you probably have a relatively normal arch.

Causes

There are many different factors that can cause someone to have Fallen Arches. Sometimes there can be one singular reason and other times there can be a combination of reasons. Some of the reasons are:

Symptoms

Not everyone is bothered by their Fallen Arches. Some cases are mild while others can be extreme. If you feel any of the following symptoms, it would be beneficial to contact an office of podiatry such as Joseph Stuto, DPM in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Joseph Stuto will examine your feet to help you determine if your arches have fallen.

  • Tired feet
  • Back leg pain
  • Tendency to stand on toes
  • Swollen bottom of the foot
  • Pained feet

Treatment

In today’s age, there are many different treatment options for flat feet. Orthotics, proper fitting footwear, surgery, stretches, physical therapy, and other options are all widely available. In order to figure out the best treatment for you call Dr. Stuto today at 718-624-7537 or make an appointment online. After all, your feet come first.