Shockwave therapy is a common form of treatment for painful foot conditions. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment used to treat a plethora of foot problems that include:
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Pain
- Achilles Pain
Shock Wave Therapy: Does it Really Work?
Shock wave therapy is a proven treatment in podiatry and orthopedic medicine that offers relief from both temporary and persistent pain.
The Fundamentals of Shock Wave Therapy:
Shock wave therapy entails the application of external mechanical pressure just above the location that requires treatment. It works by passing sound waves through the skin to vibrate tissues and promote healing and pain relief. A course of treatment typically requires 3 sessions spanning across 3 weeks. It should be noted that patients must attend all the three sessions for the treatment to be most effective.
The reduction of pain is often instantaneous, even after one session. Shockwave therapy actually disperses pain mediators and the eventually releases trigger points. It’s a great alternative to surgery, where you may have to deal with postoperative complications and prolonged recovery.