Heel Pain 101

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a procedure that can be performed for chronic plantar fasciitis. It is usually only used as a treatment option after more conservative treatment options have failed to relieve your heel pain.  

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Possible Alternatives to Plantar Fascia Release Surgery

Plantar fascia release surgery involves cutting the plantar fascia at its attachment to the heel bone. If a heel spur is in the same area, it may be removed at the same time. The goal of the surgery is reduce or eliminate pain on the bottom of the heel. 

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The Benefits and Risks of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a relatively new treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can typically be done in a podiatrist’s office in about 15 to 20 minutes. 

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When To Consider Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy As A Treatment Option

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment for heel pain.  

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Dry Needling: What Is The Procedure Like?

Before you consider dry needling as a treatment option for your chronic plantar fasciitis pain, it is important to understand what dry needling is and what the procedure is like.   

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