Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy also known as ESWT is a noninvasive option for pain relief from heel pain that is particularly associated with plantar fasciitis. Originally developed to dissolve kidney stones, this procedure involves shockwaves, or sound waves, being directed from outside the body and can be directed onto the heel of the foot. Sending shockwaves into a patient’s foot is intended to stimulate the speed up of the body’s own healing process. ESWT is also capable of over-stimulating nerves, reducing sensitivity and pain in the foot.  Dr Burke Hugo offers shock wave therapy for chronic heel pain, so please visit his modern facility to see whether ESWT is right for you.