By Sandra Gotman, DPM • October 3, 2019 • No Comments
The human foot has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, all connected to 26 bones of which the heel is the largest. It’s no wonder so many people have foot pain and come to me complaining most often about heel pain. Their pain can occur in any part of the heel—front, back or bottom—and range from mild to debilitating. This is no way to spend your life.
This is why I am pleased to offer Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). A non-invasive treatment, ESWT is extremely effective in treating heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis. It works by creating a series of energy wave pulsations I directly apply to the injured area. You don’t need painkillers with this treatment; instead, the therapy triggers the body’s own natural healing response. Many of my patients report that their heel pain is reduced and mobility improved after just one treatment.
ESWT induces microtrauma to the tissue that causes your foot problems. The treatment causes your body to start the healing response by causing blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area.
Because it’s a non-invasive option, I can treat patients who have various foot pain problems without their needing surgery. This gives relief without the risk of wound problems or infection.
We are here for all your foot care need. You may come and see me by scheduling an appointment at 305-229-9595.
We work to make every aspect of your visit the most satisfying experience you’ve had. We treat patients of all ages, and our friendly staff strives to ensure a pleasant office visit.
Miami Podiatrist Dr. Sandra Gotman provides each patient with the information you need to make good choices about your foot and ankle care. We don’t simply want to tell you about your diagnoses; we also want to work with you to determine the best plan for treatment of your foot and ankle discomfort.
We approach foot and ankle care with a humble, yet educated and experienced approach.
Monday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 1:30PM – 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM