Shockwave Therapy for Achilles, Heel & Leg Pain

Shockwave Therapy for Achilles, Heel & Leg Pain

Are you sick of persistent foot and leg pain impacting your daily life and the activities you enjoy? At Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry we understand how important it is to be able to do the things you want to do free from pain. That is why our experienced team of podiatrists are now offering a groundbreaking solution for chronic pain – Shockwave Radial Pressure Wave Therapy. Shockwave therapy has many applications and can be used to effectively address an array of foot and leg conditions, including Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs and beyond.

Shockwave Therapy for Achilles, Heel & Leg Pain

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Radial Pressure Wave Therapy, stands at the forefront of non-invasive treatments. Utilising acoustic waves, it stimulates healing in musculoskeletal conditions, offering a transformative solution for chronic foot and leg pain.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

During a Shockwave session, high-energy acoustic waves are directed to the affected area, initiating increased blood flow, enhanced tissue repair, and the formation of new blood vessels. This process triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms, accelerating recovery and reducing inflammation. Waves also break down old scar tissue and osteophytes (spurs) which are impeding healing.

Shockwave Therapy for Achilles, Heel & Leg Pain

What conditions is Shockwave treatment used for?

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, finds relief with Shockwave Therapy. It targets the inflammation of the plantar fascia, providing effective pain reduction and promoting healing for faster recovery times.

Achilles Tendinopathy

Shockwave is a valuable tool in addressing Achilles Tendinopathy. By targeting degeneration in the Achilles tendon, it promotes tissue regeneration and enhances overall healing.

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Athletes plagued by shin splints can benefit from Shockwave. It alleviates pain by promoting healing in the affected muscles and reducing inflammation associated with this condition.

Tendonitis (Various Types)

Shockwave addresses various types of tendonitis, including peroneal, posterior tibial, Achilles and extensor tendonitis. By reducing inflammation and promoting healing, it offers relief to patients with these conditions.

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, often a result of repetitive force, benefit from Shockwave. It accelerates the repair process, minimising downtime for those affected by these micro-injuries.

Heel Spurs

Shockwave aids in the treatment of heel spurs by encouraging the breakdown of small osteophytes (bone spurs) occurring in the heel area. Once broken down, the body can reabsorb the small deposits and you can recover from heel pain.

Joint Pain (Osteoarthritis)

Joint pain, associated with conditions like osteoarthritis, is controlled by Shockwave Therapy. It promotes the regeneration of repairable cartilage and reduces inflammation, contributing to improved joint function.

Who is Suitable for Shockwave Therapy?

Laser light therapy is a versatile and safe treatment suitable for individuals seeking non-invasive pain relief. If you’re dealing with acute or chronic foot or leg pain, our experienced podiatrists will assess your condition and determine the suitability of the therapy for your specific needs.

Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy

What to Expect in a Shockwave Therapy Session

Before your session, our podiatrists conduct a thorough examination, creating a personalised treatment plan. The podiatrist will incorporate a combination of different factors relevant to your recovery. Shockwave may be used as both a stand-alone therapy and an adjunct to other treatments, for example a stretching and strengthening program.

The Shockwave session involves a handheld device delivering controlled shockwaves to the targeted area, with sessions lasting around 10-15 minutes. Our podiatrists will guide you through the whole process from start to finish. After your session you will be able to walk out of the treatment room with no aftercare needed.

FAQs: Answering Your Questions About Shockwave Therapy

While some patients may experience mild discomfort, the procedure is generally well-tolerated. Keep in mind that discomfort in the target area indicates that the shockwaves have successfully penetrated into the affected tissue to promote healing.

The number of sessions varies depending on the specific condition and your podiatrist’s assessment. Our podiatrists will discuss a personalised treatment plan, including the expected number of sessions and the interval between them.

Shockwave Therapy is considered safe and non-invasive. Some patients may experience temporary redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area, but these side effects are typically mild and short-term. These side effects are all signs that the treatment is progressing.

Many patients experience improvement after just a few sessions. However, individual responses may vary. Lots of factors will influence results including the severity and length of time you have had the condition, along with adherence to other prescribed treatments. During your initial consultation, our podiatrists will provide a realistic timeline for your specific condition. Our podiatrists will also develop a plan involving other treatments or actions for you to take alongside shockwave therapy sessions to aid in your recovery.

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How to book Shockwave Therapy

At Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry, we’re dedicated to providing innovative and effective solutions for foot and leg pain. Shockwave Therapy can change the life of patients suffering pain. It offers a safe, non-invasive approach to treating conditions like Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to persistent pain, schedule a consultation with our experienced podiatrists today. Our Brisbane and Mount Isa podiatrists will use Shockwave Therapy to help you regain mobility and reclaim a life free from discomfort. Don’t let pain dictate your life – come and see us now at Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry.