Nobody likes taking pills. In fact, a study from the University of California, San Francisco earlier this year even indicated that almost 30 percent of people would be willing to subtract anywhere from 1 week to 2 years or more off their lifespan if it meant getting out of taking a pill every day.
We wouldn’t go that far. However, we deal with dozens of patients every day suffering from chronic foot pain—pain they may have had for years—who are always looking for ways to help them overcome their distressing symptoms without relying on chemical assistance. One technology we often recommend to our patients is called Quell.
Quell is an FDA-approved, doctor-recommended wearable therapy device that can provide powerful pain relief throughout the day (or night!), whenever you need it. The thin, lightweight, breathable strap is placed around your upper calf, can be worn 24 hours a day under normal clothing, and the device uses pulses to stimulate sensory nerves, blocking pain signals. Better yet, it automatically varies the intensity of the therapy to provide the exact amount of pain relief you need—and can be manually adjusted at any time if need be.
Although especially developed for diabetic neuropathy, it can be used for a wide range of painful conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and much more.
We have found that a large percentage of our patients who have tried Quell have experienced a significant reduction in their chronic pain symptoms, and in many cases were able to reduce or even eliminate need for pain medication. And because Quell is 100% drug free, it can be used safely alongside any OTC or prescription painkiller if necessary, for those times when the pain is particularly stubborn.
There’s no reason to suffer in silence with any kind of foot pain—at Carolina Podiatry Group, we have the tools, techniques, therapies, and experience you need to conquer your discomfort and get that bounce back in your step. To schedule an appointment in Lancaster, Fort Mill, or Chester, SC, request one online or give us a call at 888-569-9559.