Can shockwave therapy cure my neuroma?

EPAT Shockwave therapy to treat Morton's neuromaShockwave therapy is a newer treatment for different forms of inflammation. It is commonly used to treat resistant heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. The two most common forms of shockwave therapy is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Therapy (EPAT).

 

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat pain from a Morton's neuroma, although it is not as commonly used as it is for heel pain and tendonitis. The therapy would serve to eliminate the inflammation of the neuroma which will control the pain. It does not, however, eliminate the neuroma itself. It is possible that the inflammation can return with time and a custom orthotic should be used to help to minimize the continued pressure on the nerve.

 

If you feel that you want to use a safe treatment with no need for medication, injections, or anesthesia, then EPAT is the right choice for you. Contact your podiatrist in Houston to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.