Heel Pain 101

Are You Considering Dry Needling for Heel Pain?

Matthew Neuhaus - Monday, December 09, 2013

Dry needling is a good treatment option to look into for chronic heel pain and is often used in treating plantar fasciitis in cases where more conservative options haven't been successful. It is not very invasive, and it is not as painful as it may sound. The area is numbed before the dry needling procedure begins.

If your podiatrist has discussed this treatment option with you as a possibility, check out our page on dry needling, and watch the video. You can see an actual dry needling procedure performed in our office, and learn more about the procedure.

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Minimally invasive.
  • Lower risk than surgery
  • Newer treatment (longer term results aren’t known)
  • Not as expensive as surgery or shock wave therapy.
  • Fast, one-time treatment that can be done in your podiatrist’s office
There are benefits and risks to dry needling, as with every procedure, and it is important to be educated on both before going through with any treatment option, so be sure to discuss the possible risks with your podiatrist as well, and don’t be afraid to explore and discuss other options if you aren’t sure this is the right treatment option for you. There are many treatment options available for heel pain, which is great because that means there are many different ways to get rid of it!
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