SHOCKWAVE THERAPY | FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment involving a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin with the use of a water-based gel medium. The pulsations promote the regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. The application of shockwave causes dissolution of calcium deposits leading to an increase of blood flow to the afflicted area. The result, immediate alleviation of pain with relief after a few short treatments.
With guided stretching, icing, and resting, shockwave therapy can relieve pain associated with plantar fasciitis or tight calves. Treatments last around 10 minutes and are done without the use of local anesthetic. Shockwave therapy is non-invasive, has a short recuperation period, and reports only minor side effects. The treatment is mostly painless with slight to mild discomfort occurring throughout the treatment. Shockwaves are one of the most effective means of treating pain associated with musculoskeletal systems including plantar fasciitis.
Ask your Chiropodist or schedule an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for shockwave therapy.