Pain in the feet is very common, especially near the toes and at the heel. It can be the result of injury, changes in anatomy, or lifestyle. Pain in the heel is the most common complaint and can be a result of excessive physical activity, posture, or spending a lot of time standing. Pain in the toes is commonly caused by nerve compression and irritation. Radiofrequency Therapy can be an effective treatment for chronic foot pain. Kesler Podiatry proudly offers state-of-the-art radiofrequency therapy for foot pain to our friends and neighbors in Hawthorne as well as Pompton Lakes, Midland Park, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Paterson, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, North Haledon, and West Caldwell.
Treating foot pain with Radiofrequency Therapy (RF Therapy)
RF therapy uses energy to disrupt nerve function, which prevents nerves from transmitting pain. Radiofrequency Therapy is often performed at multiple locations along the affected nerve to alleviate pain.
Radiofrequency Therapy for Nerve-Related Foot Pain
If you experience symptoms of nerve pain, or if previous treatments such as physical therapy and orthotics have proven ineffective, Radiofrequency therapy might be a good option. Symptoms of nerve pain include tingling, burning, or numb sensations in the feet or pain that radiates along the foot, especially early in the morning or when standing up after sitting for a while.
What to Expect with Radiofrequency Therapy
RF Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that typically does not cause pain. General anesthesia is not used, but a local anesthetic might be applied to numb the surrounding skin. A very thin needle is inserted at the point of pain, and then the nerve is stimulated to ensure correct placement. This might provoke muscle twitching, or similar pain symptoms to those you have been experiencing. Once the needle is in position, the area will be numbed and radiofrequency energy will be used to disrupt the problematic nerve. In many cases, it is performed at multiple locations along the nerve to ensure complete pain relief.
You do not need to do anything in preparation for RF therapy. After Radiofrequency Therapy, you will be monitored for a few minutes. You should be able to leave the office on your own, but we recommend resting for the rest of the day. You may feel sore for 1 – 4 days, and your foot may feel weak, numb, or itchy for a few weeks. Ice packs may be used to reduce inflammation in the treatment area. Complete pain relief usually occurs after 4 – 6 weeks, and may be permanent or may require a second round of RF therapy when after your nerves regenerate. For the leading radiofrequency therapy for foot pain in Hawthorne, Pompton Lakes, Midland Park, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Paterson, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, North Haledon, and West Caldwell, call Kesler Podiatry today at (973) 835-8350.