Houston podiatrist uses Shockwave Therapy to treat foot and ankle injuries and painShockwave Therapy has many benefits. This is why we brought this innovative treatment to our Houston podiatry office.

Some of the benefits of Shockwave Therapy are:

Shockwave Therapy is Evidence-Based

This is not an experimental treatment. There have been many studies done on Shockwave Therapy. Papers on Shockwave therapy have been published in peer reviewed medical journals. These journals include American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Journal of Pain Research, and Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. All of them show Shockwave Therapy to effectively treat musculoskeletal injuries. It helps to get patients back to sport, exercise, and the activities they love.

Shockwave Therapy is Non-Invasive

Shockwave therapy is completely non-invasive. There’s no incision made, no injections needed, and no wound to dress after the treatment. The handpiece is held to the skin of the area of your greatest pain. The waves pass through the skin into the underlying tissue. There is, however, no break in the skin.

Shockwave Therapy Requires No Anesthesia

Shockwave therapy does not require anesthesia. That doesn’t mean that you won’t feel anything. Some people describe shockwave as if someone was tapping them in the same place over and over. Irritating, yes…painful, no. Others describe the sensation of shockwave as a rubber band snapping over and over. Again, it’s annoying, but not painful. If you do feel pain during the treatment, we have control of the Shockwave intensity.  This way we can immediately lower it if necessary. You’ll feel it, but it should never hurt.

Shockwave Therapy Provides No Risk of Infection or Scarring

Because Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection. Because there’s no break in the skin, there’s no possibility of scarring. The same can’t be said for a surgical procedure or even a cortisone injection. You can go into the treatment knowing that it is safe and won’t cause any adverse reactions.

Shockwave Therapy Requires No Downtime

You’re busy. You’re active. You don’t like to disrupt your schedule. You want to run, play basketball, or hit the gym. The beauty of Shockwave Therapy is that you can be treated while doing the activities that you love. You can go back to exercise and sports the same day as you receive Shockwave therapy.

Shockwave Therapy Provides High Patient Satisfaction

Because Shockwave therapy is non-invasive and safe. Because there’s no anesthesia required and requires no downtime. Shockwave therapy allows you can continue to do what you enjoy while recovering from your injury. This is why it has such high patient satisfaction. Shockwave therapy sometimes seems like it’s too good to be true. The science is sound. The research is plentiful, and the results speak for itself.

Shockwave Therapy is Cost Effective

Shockwave Therapy is not covered by health insurance. That doesn’t mean it will break the bank. High deductibles more and more common. Treatment with Shockwave therapy is comparable to, or less than, what you could expect to pay for conventional treatment. We have competitive pricing for single treatments and discounted packages for multiple treatments. We’ll be happy to share what you could expect the investment for Shockwave therapy to be for you.

Shockwave Therapy Allows for Faster, Easier Healing

Whether you’ve suffered with foot or ankle pain for two weeks or two years, Shockwave therapy can help you find relief. Although it sounds complicated, it really is a simple principle. Three treatments about a week apart. Each treatment lasts under 10 minutes. Once the treatment is complete, you return to work or school. In most cases, you can exercise the same day. Sound too good to be true? Give it a try….we’ll make a believer out of you!

Ready to invest in your health and recovery. Contact our Houston office to schedule for Shockwave therapy. You don’t need a special appointment either. Because it’s such a quick treatment, we can treat you on the spot. We look forward to partnering with you to make your foot or ankle pain a thing of the past.