Dr. Friedman uses a Dornier ESWT machine to provide an alternative to surgery, for heel and arch pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis. The Dornier ESWT machine uses shock waves to stimulate the body's own repair mechanisms which helps relieve pain. To do this, conducting gel is applied to the troubled area of the foot. The “therapy head” then administers a shock wave to the afflicted area, which is controlled by one of our technicians. This treatment generally takes 20 minutes, and allows patients to leave the office wearing the same sneakers they came in wearing. Click here for more information.