SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

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Radial Shockwave Therapy is a cutting edge non-invasive treatment proven to accelerate the healing of soft tissue pathology such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. This FDA cleared treatment works by increasing blood circulation and recruiting the body's natural healing factors to heal and regenerate the damaged tissues. It is important to visit a top nyc foot doctor for a thorough evaluation and to see if shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment for you. 

WHAT CONDITIONSA CAN BE TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS

  • ACHILLES TENDONITIS

  • NEUROMA

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HOW DOES EXTRACORPORAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY WORK

When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to the area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves of the Enpuls penetrates deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body's natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain bio-chemicals that intensify the body's natural healing process These bio-chemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue. ​ Information listed on this page is only meant to guide you and it is always recommended to visit a Foot and Ankle specialist or NYC podiatrist for proper diagnosis and evaluation.

WHY CHOOSE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

There have been extensive studies done on Radial Shockwave Therapy over the past 20 years. These studies show between a 72% - 80% success rate. 

HOW IS RSWT PERFORMED?

The system is a machine with an applicator that looks like an ultrasound. It is administered once a week for a series of 4-5 treatments. Each treatment takes approximately 5 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated. 

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POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

There have been very few side effects reported. In rare cases, skin bruising may occur. Patients may also feel soreness in the area for a day or two afterward, similar to a strenuous workout. 

A day or two after the treatment you may feel a slight discomfort like a bruise, but that is normal and is a sign the treatment is working.