You Do Not Have To Live With Heel or Foot Pain
Introducing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) - An Alternative To Pain Medication
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment for many painful and chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. This type of treatment is performed outside the body (extracorporeally) and works by targeting the damaged tissue or bone with acoustic shock waves using ultrasound to precisely pinpoint the area. The acoustic sound waves create a controlled reaction within the tissue that ultimately regenerates cells and blood vessels, resulting in repairing the tissue and relieving pain. Unlike surgery, ESWT requires no prolonged recovery time. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or a painful Achilles tendon issue, you might benefit from consulting with a podiatrist to discuss whether you are a good candidate for ESWT.
Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with one of our podiatrists from Family Foot Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
How does ESWT work and reduce pain?
Shock waves are high energy acoustic waves. During the treatment, this wave is focused through a lens and transmitted into the body, up to a depth of 4.7″. The shock waves interrupt pain pathways of inflamed nerves while stimulating cells and the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism. This leads to restoration of healthy functioning of cells and brings new blood flow to the area to encourage natural healing.
What conditions does this therapy treat?
ESWT is indicated by the FDA as a non-invasive treatment option for patients with heel pain due to chronic plantar fasciitis and all musculoskeletal conditions.
HealthWave also supports:
- Foot and heel pain
- Ankle Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain
- Release of trigger points
- Dissolving of calcified fibroblasts
- Stimulation of collagen
- Reversal of chronic inflammation
- Muscle strain healing
- Muscle regeneration support
- Muscle spasms
- Achilles tendon pain
How many treatments will I need to get relief?
Generally, three (3) to five (5) sessions are necessary at weekly intervals. Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the type of problem area that is being treated.
What are the possible side effects/complications?
The non-invasive HealthWave treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience slight discomfort. Contraindications to HealthWave therapy include bleeding disorders, active malignancy and pregnancy.
Benefits of ESWT
- No anesthesia
- No scarring
- No risk of infection
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
- Faster, easier healing