foot pain

Blame it on genetics, your choice of shoes or just bad luck, but the reality is that foot pain is very common.

In fact, an estimated 75 to 85 per cent of the population experiences some form of it in their lifetime.

Until now the solution has been to ease the searing pain with uncomfortable cortisone injections or hard–on–the–stomach anti–inflammatory pills, but thanks to a new treatment being offered by Dr. Sheldon Nadal, DPM, in Toronto (, these are no longer the only options.

Depending on the problem, Radial Wave Therapy and/or Super Pulsed Laser technology (combined with orthotics for optimum results) are used to nix the aches and inflammation associated with foot problems in a non–invasive and pain–free way. Nadal says it works for people with general foot pain, but is especially helpful for those with plantar fasciitis, arch pain, Achilles tendonitis and other soft tissue problems. Patients may see improvements after just one treatment, which can cost between $125 and $185 depending on the problem being addressed, but it generally takes up to five sessions to see optimal results.