You Simply Do Not Have to Suffer From Heel Pain Any Longer.
I want to let you know about a state-of-the-art, painless procedure that we offer here in our office to treat heel pain. It is called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT. With the new treatments we offer, like ESWT, there is simply no reason for you to suffer from unnecessary heel pain any longer.
There Are New Procedures That Can Help!
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a state-of-the-art option for people who suffer from chronic heel pain. It is a non-invasive procedure using high energy sound waves that takes no longer than 20 minutes and shows results very quickly.
The basic idea behind ESWT is very simple. The foot is placed on a machine which sends about 3,600 sound shock waves to the area where the plantar fascia (the connective tissue) is inflamed and hurting. These waves are able to break down and get rid of bad tissue and allow healthy tissue to take its place. It helps bring new blood vessels to the area, and then breaks up the scar tissue which essentially creates a healing process.
Heel Pain Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down.
Shock wave therapy does not hinder your everyday activities. You will still be able to go on like before without the use of crutches or a cast. There is no down time required; the only thing that is required, in fact, is stretching exercises which we will give you to do.
Over the span of about 2 to 3 months your heel will continue to heal. Most patients will see results almost immediately and by the end of the 3 months will have no pain left.
Please make your very next step on your 75,000 mile journey a visit to our office so that we can discuss your heel pain symptoms and find the right treatment for you.
When you are suffering from heel pain you are suffering needlessly. If you or someone you love is experiencing any pain or discomfort in your heels, please give us a call at 610-432-9593 and make an appointment to come in to see us. We will take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and then offer the best treatment options.
Dedicated to your health,
Adam Teichman, DPM
P.S. You can call our office at 610-432-9593 to schedule an appointment. We are located at 2895 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 101 in Allentown. You can also find us on the Internet at www.EastPennFoot.com.
P.P.S. If you know someone else in our area who would benefit from their own copy of Heel Pain 101, please have them call 888-482-9604 or come to our website to request their own personal copy.
1.”It can’t be broken, because I can move it.”
False- You can actually still walk with certain types of foot fractures. Some common examples: Breaks in the smaller, outer bone of the lower leg, small chip fractures of either the foot or ankle bones, and the often neglected fracture of the toe.
2.“If you break a toe, immediate care isn’t necessary.”
False- A toe fracture needs prompt attention. If X-rays reveal it to be a simple displaced fracture, care by your podiatrist usually can produce rapid relief. If the case is worse you will need realignment.
3.“If you have a foot or ankle injury, soak it in hot water immediately.”
False- Don’t use heat or hot water on an area suspect for fracture, sprain, or dislocation. Heat promotes blood flow, causing greater swelling. The more swelling, the more pressure on the nerves, which causes more pain. An ice bag wrapped in a towel has a contracting effect and prevents swelling and pain. See your Podiatrist as soon as possible.
At East Penn Foot & Ankle Associates, we understand the pain you are in. No one should have to suffer from foot or ankle pain. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.
2895 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18104
Lets face it, this world would be a better place if we all did our part to Go Green!
Below are some tips on how you can start to Go Green from East Penn Foot & Ankle Associates.
- Change to Fluorescent Bulbs - If every house in the United States changed all of the light bulbs in their house, that would be equivalent to taking one million cars off the streets.
- Don’t Rinse - Skip rinsing your plates before putting them into the dishwasher. In average you will save 15 gallons of water per load. Plus, you will save time.
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- Turn off computers at night - don’t just put them to sleep. You will save an average of 4 cents a day which ads up to $14.60 a year.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 is the 23rd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day, “wake-up” call asking Americans to “Join the Million Challenge” by taking the Diabetes Risk Test and find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and if they are at high risk, to speak with their health care provider.
At the end of 2010, the American Diabetes Association surpassed their goal of inspiring one million Americans to join the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes®. To continue this momentum, the Association is asking the public to “Join the Million Challenge” by rallying one million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test and find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, beginning on Diabetes Alert Day on March 22, 2011 and ending April 22, 2011.
Diabetes is a devastating disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans including. A quarter of those affected by diabetes are not aware that they have the disease. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. In addition, approximately 79 million, or one in three American adults have prediabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal but is not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Without intervention, individuals with prediabetes are at a much higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Seeking to change the future of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is using Diabetes Alert Day to help identify the undiagnosed and those at risk for type 2 diabetes by educating people about diabetes risk factors and warning signs.
Unfortunately, people with type 2 diabetes can live for years without realizing that they have this serious disease. While some people with diabetes exhibit noticeable symptoms (such as frequent urination, blurred vision and excessive thirst), most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes do not experience these overt warning signs at the time that they develop the disease. Often, type 2 diabetes only becomes evident when people develop one or more of its serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye damage or nerve damage, which can lead to amputation.
2011 Diabetes Alert Day
“Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by losing just 7% of body weight (15 pounds if you weigh 200) through regular physical activity (30 minutes a day, five days a week) and healthy eating,” said Gina Perales Hethcock, Director of Communications and Hispanic Initiatives for the North Texas office. “The American Diabetes Association hopes that this American Diabetes Association Alert Day will encourage people to ‘Join the Million Challenge.’ By understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.”
To help people determine their risk for type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association provides the Diabetes Risk Test, which entails answering simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for diabetes. People at high risk are encouraged to speak with their health care providers. You can “Join the Million Challenge” by getting your free Diabetes Risk Test (English or Spanish) at www.stopdiabetes.com, 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or text JOIN to 69866 (Standard data and message rates apply). Although Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year round.
The Association is also encouraging the public to help spread the word about Diabetes Alert Day by sending out messages on Facebook and Twitter. You can download a Diabetes Alert Day application to post on your Facebook page or you can tweet about the importance of understanding one’s risk for type 2 diabetes and provide a link to the Diabetes Risk Test at stopdiabetes.com.
The primary risk factors for type 2 diabetes are being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at increased risk, as are women who have had babies weighing more than nine pounds at birth.
East Penn Foot & Ankle Associates cares about its community. If we all help eachother, together we can all live long and health.