EWST, or extracorporeal shockwave treatment, is a treatment option to relieve foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament connecting the heel bone to your toes becomes injured or irritated, causing pain that can limit your ability to walk or perform daily activities. EWST utilizes shockwaves in the form of sound waves to treat the inflamed ligament, reducing swelling and eliminating pain. The treatment works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes through targeted application of these shockwaves. While EWST is safe and effective for most patients, talk to your podiatrist if you have a pacemaker or are taking medications that affect blood clotting. The side effects associated with EWST are minor, and may include temporary discomfort, bruising, swelling, or redness in the treated area.
Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists offer EWST as a convenient in-office procedure for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. You can find out more about this effective treatment solution by calling (281) 242-3338. Visit us on the web to explore our full range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to relieve plantar fasciitis and other sources of foot pain.