As the 21st century continues to progress, medicine and therapy are taken to new heights every day. Pain management and healing have never been the same. Some of these new treatments and processes are hard to come by and are only offered by select offices and doctors. A treatment that is making literal waves in the industry is shock wave therapy. It is one of the latest treatments to hit the technology market and is proven to be a great option for chronic pain.
ESWT or extracorporeal shockwave therapy is now being used to help treat and heal common soft tissue problems like plantar heel pain or plantar fasciitis. Developed from technology used to treat kidney stones, it has evolved to fit many more needs. It has had over 80% proven clinical efficiency and South East Podiatry is pleased to present it as a viable option for patients.
Shock Wave Therapy Basics
Traumatised tissues remain very stagnant in many patients that have suffered from bodily injuries. These tissues slowly lose blood flow leading to nerve damage and other problems. With shockwave therapy, radial sound waves at high energy levels, otherwise known as pressure waves, are created through a portable handheld piece and then delivered to the prescribed location.
As waves are delivered, they prompt the tissues to activate positive changes such as an increase in the vascular flow. The increased blood flow leads to more active healing instead of the previous stagnant behaviour. This improves the damaged area’s ability to self-repair which can lead to great healing in the long run. A key component to pain is often blamed on overactive pain neurotransmitters. ESWT helps to regulate those transmitters which can be crucial to decreasing chronic tendon and ligament pain.
Other Applications for ESWT
For 10 years now, EWST has been used across North America and Europe, gaining recognition as a proper therapy option. South East Podiatry offers a variety of treatments but suggests shockwave therapy for lower limb issues such as:
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Cellulite reduction
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome/Hip Bursitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Shin Splints
- Patella-Femoral Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
- Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain Syndrome
The most common application for this therapy is for Plantar Fasciitis. South East Podiatry offers a uniquely structured pain management program that provides effective and safe treatment. Their goals revolve around reliable treatment that patients can depend on.
The South East Podiatry Shock Wave System
Patients that decide to go along this treatment path will need to attend 3 separate sessions spaced about 3 days apart. Many patients have reported relief from the pain they have been handling for a long time, in just the first session. Relief and improved pain levels in long-term management are reported in great successes after the
All of the practitioners working with South East are fully accredited and have gone through extensive training to help provide quality treatment. From assessment to application, these practitioners bring a range of available pathologies. Anyone looking to finally get a grip on managing their chronic pain should reach out for more information and book now!