Resolve now to do something about your nagging foot pain

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Danielle L. Shaper, founder of Finesse Footcare, offers FDA-cleared Radial Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive technology that increases healing by penetrating deep into tissues to enhance blood flow and cause tissue regeneration.

By Patricia Nugent

A research study published in Inc. magazine last year reports that the day people are most likely to quit their New Year’s resolutions is January 19.

If you’ve already abandoned your resolve to lose weight, exercise more or get organized, one local podiatrist has a better idea. Why not kick off 2022 by doing something about your nagging foot pain?

“People don’t need to suffer from chronic pain, as this can be effectively addressed with a treatment plan, including Radial Shockwave Therapy and/or custom orthotics,” says Dr. Danielle L. Shaper, who founded Finesse Footcare in Lyndhurst in 2019. “These conservative treatments have made a positive difference in my patients’ lives.”

Custom orthotics—inserts worn inside the shoe or boot to control abnormal biomechanics of the foot—restore alignment and function, reduce pain, and address issues like flat arches or high arches. She says it’s important to correct imbalances in the foot, as they can often lead to other issues in the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Nearly everyone can benefit by wearing them. In fact, Dr. Shaper wears them daily herself.

For persistent chronic pain, she often prescribes FDA-cleared Radial Shockwave Therapy.

“There are many causes to heel pain, and I always seek to find the root cause for damage to the soft tissue and tendon,” she says. “Shockwave is a non-invasive technology that increases healing to these areas by penetrating deep into the tissue to enhance blood circulation and cause tissue regeneration. Ballistic sound waves trigger the body’s own healing response.”

The applicator looks like an ultrasound wand that is moved slowly around the foot. There’s no downtime or restrictions, and patients can leave the office and go about their day. Dr. Shaper says her patients have had success through a series of four to five weekly treatments.

Finesse Footcare is located at 5035 Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst. Radial Shockwave Therapy is not covered by insurance. The practice offers interest-free financing. Call 216-382-8070 or visit for more information. Now accepting Cleveland Clinic and Oscar insurances.