Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and highly effective treatment method for various podiatric conditions. Utilising high-energy sound waves, shockwave therapy stimulates healing and provides relief from chronic pain.
One of the key benefits of shockwave therapy is its ability to promote tissue regeneration and enhance the body’s natural healing processes.
As shockwave therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment option, it has reduced risks and recovery than surgical options. It is performed as an outpatient treatment, allowing you to benefit from conveniently quick appointments and getting back to normal activities.
The shockwave therapy treatment can assist with issues relating to heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, and achilles tendonitis.
Shockwave therapy employs high-energy sound waves, this therapy stimulates metabolic activity, leading to increased blood flow to the affected area. The improved circulation helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissues, thereby promoting faster healing and regeneration of cells. As a result, patients often experience accelerated recovery times and reduced downtime compared to traditional treatment methods.
Shockwave therapy itself is generally well-tolerated and does not cause significant pain. However, it is important to note that the intensity of the treatment can vary depending on the individual’s pain threshold and the specific condition being treated. Most patients are able to walk without pain relief and head back to work directly following each session.
Shockwave therapy is carried out at one session a week for three weeks. Occasionally additional sessions may be suggested, your podiatrist will be able to assess and advise during your appointments.