Shockwave for Heel Pain
The Effective, Evidence-Based Chronic Heel Pain Treatment
Shockwave therapy is a safe, quick, in-office physical therapy treatment for chronic heel pain. 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. Shockwave therapy increases 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 helps treat 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; it uses your immune system to heal the injury. Reduced pain and improved mobility are common following Shockwave therapy. A great option before having to consider surgical treatment. The initial pressure felt with shockwave therapy can catch you off guard, but quickly after the shockwaves become more tolerable. Our Chiropodists will choose the best settings for shockwave 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. We have the Swiss DolorClast® Shockwave explicitly designed for orthopedic use. You may also want to consider using The Strassburg Sock for added relief through the night and help the pain with the first steps in the morning.