Do you have foot pain?
Do the back of your heels or bottom of your feet hurt?
Do you take anti-inflammatory medications? Have you received a steroid injection? Are you tired of going to physical therapy? Do you feel any improvement with your stretching exercises? Do you have pain when you press on the back of your heel? Are you tired of hurting?
Did you say yes to any of these?
Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps, after sitting, getting out of bed or when they have been stationary for too long.
Sometimes there may also be pain along the outside edge of the heel. This may occur due to the offloading of the painful side of the heel by walking on the outside border of the foot.
• Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs are common in sports that involve running, dancing, and jumping.
• Wearing footwear that does not provide adequate arch support for long periods of time can contribute to foot pain.
• Overweight individuals have a higher risk of developing these conditions due to excess weight and the impact it has on the feet.
North Florida Foot and Ankle Center wants to help ease your pain. We are the only center in North Florida offering this innovative therapy. Our goal is to ease your foot and ankle pain and get you back to pain free steps.
What is RPT?
RPT (Radial Pulse Therapy) is an FDA Approved form of treatment. It’s a proven non-surgical approach to pain relief that is used regularly to cure common problems like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, carpal tunnel, epicondylitis, capsulitis and most soft tissue conditions. The therapy works by targeting radial waves directly to the area that is experiencing pain. This non-invasive procedure typically lasts less than 8-10 minutes.
Who benefits from this kind of treatment?
RPT is especially beneficial for patients who have chronic heel pain, ankle pain, lower leg pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and chronic knee pain. Individuals who have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, arch supports, orthotics, steroid injections or stretching would benefit from this kind of treatment. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis or any of the above listed conditions, you are a potential candidate for this treatment.
What is involved in RPT treatment?
The procedure is performed in our office. After an evaluation of your medical history, one of our doctors will carry out a careful manual examination of the painful area. The point or area where the maximum amount of pain is located will be marked.
Are there any side effects with RPT?
There are virtually no side effects with RPT, since no medication, surgery, injections or anesthesia is involved. Some patients may experience a short period of slight tingling, warmth, or numbness immediately after the treatment.
What is the cost of RPT?
Radial Pulse Therapy is an emerging technology in the US, which is not yet recognized by insurance. However, the fee for the procedure is very reasonable by most patient standards, with a proven and effective method that can ease pain as seen by most patients.
Want to learn more about foot or ankle care? Call us or come in for a visit. We are waiting to help you take pain free steps.