How Shockwave Therapy Can Help With Heel Pain
The latest technology used to treat heel pain is shockwave therapy. This treatment is now available at The Foot and Ankle Clinic. It is a gentle yet effective treatment for heel pain, reducing the tenderness of soft tissue injuries in just a few days.
Shockwave therapy involves the application of high energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) waves through the surface of the skin. Application of ESWT will then begin to accelerate the healing process. This will in turn dramatically reduce pain and promote healing. The body responds with increased metabolic activity at the site of the pain, stimulating and accelerating the healing process.
Application of Shockwave Therapy
Treatment only takes a few minutes. There is a reduction in pain after just a few days.
Your Podiatrist will first locate the pain through palpation or ultrasound. The consulting Podiatrist then marks out the treatment area and applies contact gel. Using the handheld applicator, your Podiatrist will gently deliver the shock wave.
ESWT is used successfully in sports medicine and in daily medical practice worldwide. The effectiveness of ESWT has been demonstrated in a multitude of clinical studies. With no negative side effects, injections or strong medications needed, you will be back on your feet in no time.
At the Foot and Ankle Clinic our highly qualified team of Podiatrists are all members of the Australian Podiatry Association and offer a combined 50 years’ experience.
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