What is Shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is an aggressive method of physical therapy where the chronically injured area of your foot is targeted with several high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate an inflammatory response to heal the injured area.
How does Shockwave therapy help get rid of my pain?
Shockwave therapy stimulates blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels increasing your body’s ability to heal itself. Shockwave therapy also breaks up calcification and chronic scarring of injured tissue. Shockwave therapy provides a sustained pain-relieving effect to the injured area making you feel better right away.
What foot problems can Shockwave therapy be used for?
Shockwave therapy is commonly used on chronic injuries including Achilles tendonosis, Plantar fasciosis, Heel spurs, Hallux limitus, Hallux rigidus and Morton’s neuroma.
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy works without using x-rays or medication; Shockwave therapy uses your immune system to heal chronic injuries. Reduced pain and improved mobility is quite common with Shockwave therapy. Adverse effects are minor and may also eliminate your need for surgery.
I’m worried it will hurt. Does shockwave therapy hurt?
The initial acoustic shockwaves can be uncomfortable in the beginning of treatment but becomes tolerable while treatment continues. Shockwave therapy is an intense treatment that most people tolerate well.
What should I do if I am in pain following the treatment?
Shockwave therapy will trigger an inflammatory response which is the body’s natural response for healing and we suggest that you avoid using anti-inflammatory medications or icing. Any pain should generally subside within 24 hours.
What Mount Joy Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre can do for you.
Our Chiropodist will assess your foot complaint and determine if Shockwave therapy would be a suitable treatment option for you. We use the Swiss DolorClast® Shockwave Device designed specifically for orthopedic use. If you suffer from chronic heel pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciosis, Achilles tendonosis and/or Morton’s neuroma, schedule an appointment by calling 905-209-8000.