Shockwave for Heel Pain
Shockwave therapy is a safe but aggressive method of physical therapy. The chronically injured area of your foot is targeted with several high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate an inflammatory response to heal a chronic injury.
Shockwave therapy stimulates blood flow 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 can provide a sustained pain-relieving effect on the injured area, making you feel better right away. Shockwave therapy is commonly used on chronic injuries, including chronic Achilles tendinitis, chronic plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Hallux limitus, Hallux rigidus and Morton's neuroma.
Shockwave therapy works without using x-rays or medication; Shockwave therapy uses your immune system to heal chronic injuries. Reduced pain and improved mobility are quite common following Shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy may help you avoid unnecessary surgery.
The initial acoustic shock waves can be uncomfortable at the beginning of treatment but become tolerable as the therapy continues. Shockwave therapy is an intense treatment that most people tolerate well. The Chiropodist will choose the best settings for shock wave therapy based on your tolerance to pain.
Shockwave therapy triggers your body's natural response for healing to treat your heel pain.
Shockwave therapy triggers an inflammatory response, which is the body's natural response for healing, and we suggest that you avoid using anti-inflammatory medications or icing following the treatment. Any pain should generally subside within 24 to 48 hours.
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 explicitly designed for orthopedic use.
Give our office a call at 905-209-8000 or book an appointment through our online portal to help you treat your heel pain.
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