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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY AT BAYSHORE PODIATRY CENTER
A State-of-the-Art Treatment Option for Ailing Tendons, Joints, Achilles Tendonitis, and Heel Pain!
After years of research and FDA approval, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is considered the most effective conservative treatment for chronic stubborn plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. This is an amazing option for someone needing more than conservative at-home treatments but may not be ready for surgery.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for various musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spurs. The procedure uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain in the affected area.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
The therapy works by delivering high-energy sound waves, or shockwaves, to the affected area. These shockwaves stimulate the healing process by increasing blood flow and breaking down scar tissue. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for various musculoskeletal conditions. It is non-invasive, meaning there is no need for surgery or anesthesia. It is also a quick procedure, with most sessions lasting 20-30 minutes. Additionally, this therapy can provide long-term pain relief and improved function in the affected area.
Recovery and Risks
Recovery time after shockwave therapy is typically short, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or swelling in the treated area, but these side effects are usually short-lived. Serious complications are rare, but as with any medical procedure, there is a risk of side effects.
Who can benefit?
Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment option for individuals with various musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spurs. It is also used to treat other conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and chronic back pain. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in any of these areas, this may be an effective treatment option for you.
At Bayshore Podiatry, our team of experts are trained in the latest techniques and technology for shockwave therapy. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to address your specific condition and help you achieve optimal results.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain. It is a safe, effective and quick procedure that can provide long-term pain relief and improved function in the affected area. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in any of the musculoskeletal conditions mentioned above, consider visiting Bayshore Podiatry to discuss if shockwave therapy is right for you.
Before undergoing shockwave therapy, it is important to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you have and any medications you are currently taking. You should also let your doctor know if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
During the procedure, you will be asked to lie down on a treatment table and the affected area will be exposed. A gel will be applied to the skin to help the shockwaves penetrate the tissue. The therapist will then use a hand-held device to deliver the shockwaves to the affected area. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long the treatment takes?
A: The treatment is done in individual sessions lasting about 10-15 minutes each.
Q: How many sessions are required?
A: The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual case. Typically, 3-5 sessions are recommended, with each session spaced 1-2 weeks apart.
Q: Is shockwave therapy painful?
A: The procedure may cause some discomfort, but it is generally well-tolerated. Your therapist will work with you to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the treatment.
Q: What are the risks?
A: Serious complications from shockwave therapy are rare, but as with any medical procedure, there is a risk of side effects. These may include mild discomfort or swelling in the treated area, but these side effects are usually short-lived.
Q: Are there any restrictions on activity after?
A: Most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days after the procedure. Your therapist will provide you with specific instructions regarding activity level and any restrictions that may apply.
Q: How long does it take to see results?
A: Results may vary, but many patients experience improvement within the first few weeks of treatment. The full effects of the therapy may take several weeks or months to be fully realized.
Q: What Brand of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) device is used at Bayshore Podiatry Center?
A: Bayshore Podiatry Center utilizes CuraMedix Shockwave Therapy, a brand of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), as a treatment option.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Patients typically bear weight after treatment and can resume normal activities unless their physician instructs them otherwise. Shockwave therapy may give good outcomes for some tendon problems or chronic degenerative conditions, including Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Important: This information is only a guideline to help you understand your treatment and what to expect. Everyone is different and your rehabilitation may be quicker or slower than other people’s.
At Bayshore Podiatry, our podiatrists are trained in the latest techniques and technology for shockwave therapy. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to address your specific condition and help you achieve optimal results. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Book an appointment today to see if shockwave therapy is right for you.