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When Your Heel Bone Becomes Your Hell Bone, Call Us

Heel Pain
Over 50% of Americans will suffer from heel pain at some point in their lifetime. In fact, about 20% of the patients seen in Dr. Reingold's office suffer from some type of heel pain. Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome. However, heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, arthritis, tendonitis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.

If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffers from chronic heel pain and traditional treatments such as, anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy do not seem to be working for you, then we may have the solution you have been waiting for, RSWT.

What is RSWT?
The new Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) is a fast, gentle and most importantly a non-surgical method of reducing foot pain and getting you back on your feet. It works by sending shockwaves, also known as pressure or sound waves, through the skin and onto the targeted tissue. When the shockwaves make contact with the inflamed tissue they stimulate your body's natural self-healing process. This treatment is non- invasive and there is no surgery involved. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional heel pain treatments. RSWT has been approved by the FDA specifically for heel pain. Currently Coast Podiatry Group has the only one of these FDA approved devices in San Diego.

How is this treatment performed?
This procedure is performed in Dr. Reingold's office. After a careful examination, the point of maximum pain is marked and ultrasonic transmission gel will be applied to the foot. The RSWT hand piece is placed on the marked area and it will gently transmit shock waves over the injured area. Remember this is a non-invasive procedure. There are virtually no known side effects since there is no need for medication, anesthetic injections or skin incisions that would require sutures. It is such a gently procedure you will be able to walk right out of the office once you are done with your RSWT treatment! It often takes 3 treatment sessions, spaced about a week apart, for treatment success. Although, some patients feel immediate relief it usually takes several weeks for the benefits of RSWT to become obvious.

***For more information regarding RSWT please take a look at www.dolorclast.com. Make an appointment with Dr. Reingold today and put an end to your heel pain.


"I was part of the investigational group that performed the study to get the Swiss DolorClast FDA approval. In my experience with three FDA studies on shock wave devices, the DolorClast had the highest success against placebo than any. Having recently finished my Presidency of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment, I have been very aware of the different studies from across the globe showing the beneficial affects that are created with the DolorClast. Personally, I have successfully treated hundreds of patients with the Swiss DolorClast including members of the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Fire as well as Olympic and college athletes." Dr. Lowell Weil, Jr., MBA, FCFAS

"For both patient and physician, the EMS Swiss DolorClast has been a very user friendly procedure for the chronic condition of plantar fasciitis in my practice. In patients with failed non-surgical treatment, ESWT provides an excellent option to surgery. Not requiring anesthesia, the Swiss DolorClast office based treatment is both very safe and effective." Dr. Larry DiDomenico, ACFAS

“I have been performing ESWT procedures since 2004 and have had the opportunity to use several shock wave generators. The Swiss DolorClast is by far the quickest, most versatile, user-friendly, well-tolerated and effective ESWT device that I have ever encountered. Setting adjustment is intuitive, the targeting device is light, easy to aim, and greatly facilitates “clinical focusing” of the shock waves. Both portable and easy to maintain, the Swiss DolorClast has significantly improved the way I utilize shockwave therapy; I give the device my highest recommendations.” – Dr. John P Furia

“Published stories report that more than 2 million patients are treated for plantar fasciitis each year, accounting for approximately 11% to 15% of all foot-related encounters with physicians annually. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process that when not treated can evolve into chronic degenerative changes in the fascia. Traditional treatment options, including conservative measures and medication, have shown success rate from 44% to 82%. Surgical intervention with open or endoscopic release of the plantar fascia has unpredictable results, substantial risks and recovery is usually very slow – 1 year. Researchers have been building a strong body of published clinical evidence for ESWT. ESWT has been shown to be safe and effective in several prospective randomized studies including studies by Gerdesmeyer. In cases of failed nonsurgical treatment, ESWT represents an excellent option to surgery and radial ESWT, as anesthesia is not required.” – Dr. Carol C. Fey

“Radial shockwave therapy with the EMS Swiss DolorClast has been a tremendous asset to my practice since 2007. The fact that this office-based, 10 minute procedure is non-invasive, requires n o anesthesia, and has no documented complications makes this a very attractive procedure to my patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. The high success rates achieved with this technology has almost virtually minimized the need for surgery. I highly recommend the Swiss DolorClast to any practitioner dealing with chronic heel pain.” – Dr. Howard A. Penn, FACFS

“EMS/Swiss DolorClast Radial Shock Wave Therapy has revolutionized my practice. Since my initial use in 2007, EMS radial shockwave virtually eliminated my surgical treatment of refractory plantar fasciitis. My patients are much more comfortable knowing that there is a non-operative office-based treatment available should physical therapy and other methods fail to relieve their plantar fasciitis pain.” – Dr. Eric. M. Bluman, PhD

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