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Two Types of Shockwave Therapy

Wednesday, 20 April 2022 00:00

Patients who experience chronic foot pain may benefit from a treatment known as shockwave therapy. Research has shown it may be a helpful remedy for people who have plantar fasciitis. There are two types of this form of therapy, referred to as high and low-energy shock wave treatments. The latter is not painful to administer and may be given in a series of sessions. High-energy treatments are given in one visit and may cause pain. It can be helpful to have a regional block or general anesthesia given before this is used. The purpose of using shockwave treatments is to cause a healing response. This may help deliver nutrients to the affected area, in addition to causing blood vessel formation. Please consult with a podiatrist if you are interested in learning about shockwave therapy, and if it is an appropriate treatment option for you.

Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, consult with one of our podiatrists from North Bay Ankle & Foot Center. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, addressing the source of the problem and allowing treatment to last for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Petaluma and Sonoma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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