Foot Care Through Shockwave Therapy
At Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists, we are proud to boast that we're the only practice with this technology in our area.
In some cases, your foot injury may be in a chronic state and conservative treatment’s, such as physical therapy, NSAID’s or stretching, may not be an adequate solution for pain relief. Foot pain can be one of the most stressful and debilitating troubles that we can face, and when it involves a body part that is frequently used, it can limit one’s ability to participate and enjoy activities.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has emerged as an innovative non-invasive treatment option for patients who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal injuries. This new treatment therapy is offered at Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists and we are excited to discuss this as an option for you!
How Does the Procedure Work?
Shockwave therapy treatment works by speeding up the natural healing process by breaking up the scarring or adhesions. The device delivers a focused mechanical energy to the painful area. The shockwaves create a microtrauma to the tissue, which allows the healing to take place. The body will react by signaling for an increased blood supply to the affected region.
Shockwave therapy can be used as a solution to chronic muscular pain. This procedure is generally a short process which is mildly painful but requires no anesthesia, and no post-treatment pain medication. and 5-10-minute process.
What to Expect from Shockwave Therapy
With no surgery, no injections, no medication, and no anesthesia, it may be the right method for your foot pain. Some patients might experience slight pain or tingling after treatment. Success rates of treatment are generally in excess of 80%.
For additional reading on shockwave therapy, check out this article written by Time Magazine titled "What's the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?"