Is Shockwave Therapy an Option for Your Foot Pain?
The results are in, and the news is good! Since we brought advanced extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) into our office, we’ve gotten an up-close-and-personal look at how this impressive technology changes lives for the better. It’s passed every test so far—with flying colors!
Shockwave therapy is an effective modality and treatment option for most kinds of musculoskeletal foot and ankle pain—particularly soft tissue inflammatory conditions. That includes:
- Heel pain
- Muscle soreness and cramping
- Nerve pain
- Joint pain
- Stress fractures
- Non-union or slow healing bone
- Morton’s neuroma
- Ankle sprains (and other acute injuries)
- Post-surgical recovery
Shockwave therapy is a very versatile and effective treatment remedy with very few side effects. However, some people will be better candidates than others for the procedure.
This treatment is generally considered a “second option”—in other words, after traditional conservative remedies but before surgery or other invasive procedures. The best candidates for shockwave therapy are those who have already attempted rest, physical therapy, new shoes, etc. and found them to be insufficient or unsuccessful. Shockwave therapy then represents a viable alternative to surgery that can help heal your tissues with much less risk and downtime.
Some people should not undergo shockwave therapy due to various medical or physical conditions. Any of the following criteria may disqualify you from shockwave therapy:
- Taking anticoagulant medications
- The painful area is located near an open growth plate
- Other conditions as determined by our medical team
We are confident in the treatment. We know what it can do, because we’ve seen it up close. For those who are good candidates for the treatment, the effects can be profound and life-changing. Even if your pain has been chronic for years and your body has shown little interest in getting better, shockwave therapy can stimulate the healing process far beyond what could be achieved using traditional conservative care alone.
Are you ready to get over your tough foot and ankle pain? Give us a call today at (866) 222-5177.