It may sound a little daunting, however, shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment ideal for a range of feet ailments. With no medicine, anaesthesia or surgery required, it encourages natural healing in your foot’s bones, tendons and soft tissues. Highly regarded by podiatrists, shockwave therapy boasts a high success rate – even with chronic, long term conditions.
After just a single session, you can expect to enjoy some increased mobility and pain relief from conditions such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heel spurs
- Heel bursitis
The science behind the treatment
Clinically proven, shockwave therapy involves using a highly advanced probe to pulsate high energy acoustic waves into your foot – 2,000 waves to be precise. These acoustic waves expand inside your foot and accelerate your body’s natural healing responses. Due to an increase in blood flow, tissue regeneration is stimulated and scar tissue starts to dissipate.
What to expect during shockwave therapy
Put simply, a gel will be applied to your heel and a probe then circulated around the affected area. You may feel an initial numbness or tingling within the foot, but after 5-10 minutes of treatment you’ll feel a marked improvement in your symptoms, for up to five days. Our experienced podiatrists will formulate a personalised treatment plan and typically only 3-4 sessions are needed to successfully treat your plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis.
Take advantage of your private health insurance
Depending on your level of cover, you can claim shockwave therapy treatments through your health insurance fund. Just present your membership card to our friendly reception staff and we will process your claim for you.
Our Brighton Road Podiatry team is highly trained in the use of shockwave therapy, so start your journey to a pain-free, active life by calling us on 08 8298 4166Book Now
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