Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy offers hope where conventional methods fail.
A Toronto podiatrist is the first foot specialist in Canada offering this non-surgical alternative for chronic heel pain. Sheldon Nadal began performing Extrac-
orporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) out of his Toronto clinic in March 2002. Developed for people who have failed all other conventional treatments, the new procedure relieves pain without surgery.
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"I have no pain in my left foot for the first time in five years," said James Zimmerman, a Ford car salesman and volunteer firefighter in the town of Harriston, Ontario. Zimmerman had suffered from chronic pain due to severe plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. After numerous failed treatments through six different clinics, his foot specialist recommended Nadal’s shockwave therapy treatment, which he underwent in March 2002. "It’s an amazing feeling to be back to normal. I’m more active, back into sports and more cheerful at my job."
"Currently, hundreds of thousands of
Canadians suffer from heel pain and are inhibited from performing simple everyday tasks. This procedure gives new hope where other conventional methods have
Patient receiving ESWT
failed," said Nadal. "Normally, it takes as little as one to three months to see optimal improvement."
Nadal performs high intensity shockwave treatments using state-of-the-art equipment. "Local anesthetic makes the procedure virtually painless. Because surgery isn’t involved, side effects are ex-
tremely rare and people can get back to their normal activities faster," said Nadal.
" Usually only one treatment visit is necessary."
Sheldon Nadal, D.P.M.
Nadal received his Doctor of Podiatrie Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatrie Medicine in Cleveland. After completing a foot surgery residency at Broad Street Hospital in Philadelphia, he opened a private practice in Toronto in 1980. Nadal also performs minimal incision foot surgery in his office for bunions, hammertoes, corns and bone spurs and also performs laser surgery for ingrown nails. Most patients find that they can walk immediately with little discomfort afterward.
TO GET HELP NOW ...
call Sheldon Nadal, Doctor of Podiatrie Medicine for a private consultation at (416) 486-9917, 586 Eglinton Ave. E. Suite 501, Toronto, ON M4P1P2
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