Heel & Foot Pain Clinic
Living in pain is not living at all. When your feet hurt, everything hurts.
Everyone’s pain is different. Dr. Chess of the Heel & Foot Pain Clinic will diagnose and treat your unique pain – whether it’s in the heel, arches, ball of your foot and/or toes – getting you back to your daily routine with comfort and ease!
For Emergencies: Call (505) 717-1591
Class IV laser therapy is one of the safest and most effective ways to treat various conditions that cause foot and ankle pain! Laser therapy has many benefits including:
- Accelerated cellular reproduction and growth – which is key in repairing the cells of cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissue.
- Reduced scar tissue that typically develops from specific injuries. When patients have less scar tissue, the likelihood of chronic pain is also reduced.
- Decreased inflammation and increased blood circulation
Understanding Laser Therapy for Pain Management
With 26 bones in the foot alone, as well as major ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves – it’s not surprising that millions of Americans suffer various types of foot and ankle pain.
Class IV laser therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
When the light source is placed against the skin, photons penetrate several centimeters down and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy producing part of a cell). This energy results in the restoration of normal cell function.
The main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.
Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure. In contrast to “cold lasers,” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy provides a warm, soothing feeling.
Some of the most common source of foot pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis – which often creates moderate to severe heel pain
- Tendonitis including
- Achilles tendonitis
- Posterior tendonitis (or PTTD)
- Peroneal tendonitis (tendonitis affecting the midfoot and arch)
- Ankle sprains
- Neuroma (or a pinched nerve)
- Arthritis and inflammation
- Hallux limitus (or a stiff big toe joint)
Any one of these conditions can create chronic (long-term) pain or acute (short-term) pain.
Watch Video Below to Learn More About Laser Therapy for Acute or Chronic Pain
The FDA has approved the use of ESWT for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. However, multiple high-quality randomized clinical trials have
provided important evidence that ESWT is a safe and non-invasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the whole musculoskeletal system.
Shockwave Therapy for Pain Management
If you are looking for an alternative for steroid injections or surgery, freeWave shockwave is your answer. Acute or chronic muscular pain, tendon insertion pain or shoulder, heel pain can significantly damage natural mobility and quality of life. Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment (ESWT) is a highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced to the painful areas of the body. With this treatment pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles, and bones can be eliminated systematically. The beneficial results of shockwave therapy are often experienced after 2 – 3 sessions. The therapy eliminates pain,d restores full mobility and speeds the healing process.
Treatments are quick 5-minutes sessions with no downtime for the patient and require no anesthesia. The handle produces an electromagnetic transfer of kinetic energy that increases the blood flow.
freeWave Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a high-frequency medical device. It is NON-invasive and an evidence-based, innovative way to treat soft tissue and musculoskeletal pain primarily applied to chronic conditions. It is often used in combination with laser therapies, particularly those affecting medium to large-sized tendons, treating conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Chronic Stress/Non-union Fracturs