How can Shockwave Therapy help you?
Shockwave therapy is a relatively new technology used in podiatry to treat chronic pain. Shockwave treatment can be up to 80% effective in reducing chronic pain and related symptoms. It has been well utilised in sports medicine for over 10 years, and has been the centre of many clinical studies.
Shockwave therapy can often be successfully used as part of your overall treatment plan to reduce your pain quicker.
Conditions regularly treated with shockwave therapy include
- heel pain
- plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- plantar plate tears
- Painful trigger points
- Plantar Fibromas
What does Shockwave Therapy do?
Shockwave therapy is the application of high energy Shock waves through the skin to:
- accelerate the healing process
- reduce pain and
- promote tissue repair.
Treatment usually lasts just a few minutes and reduced pain is usually described straight after treatment (short term effect), and throughout the following days, improvement in pain is noted (long term effect).
Shockwave therapy has no negative side effects and is a non-invasive treatment.
Shockwave is not advised if:
- You are pregnant
- on blood thinning medication
- have had a recent Corticosteroid injection (within 6 weeks)
- On growth plates (Sever’s disease)
Shockwave therapy is an additional $59 on top of your consultation rates. (This may be claimable through your private health insurance)
Contact Sole Podiatry on 9939 1012 for more information or to make an appointment now!