One of the main benefits of Shockwave Therapy is how well it works for musculoskeletal injuries. That means that Shockwave Therapy is a perfect choice to treat heel pain. This is true whether plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis is the cause.
We recently brought this state-of-the-art treatment into our Houston podiatry office. One of the primary reasons was to treat heel pain. without medication or injections. It also is an effective way to keep you out of surgery. And that’s one of the goals of life…to stay away from surgery.
What is Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment. During the treatment, thousands of shockwaves are applied to the injured area. The treatment increases the blood flow to the injured area. That increased blood flow brings with it everything your body needs to heal itself. We’re essentially allowing your body to heal itself. That’s important. It’s not a temporary solution like medication or a cortisone injection may be. This promotes true tissue healing.
What Should I Expect From My Shockwave Therapy Treatment?
Shockwave Therapy treatments are performed in our Houston office. Each treatment lasts under 10 minutes. It requires no anesthesia. Most report the treatment is painless. Some people find it to be an annoying sensation of someone snapping a rubber band over and over again.
The best part of Shockwave Therapy is that you walk in and walk out. You can immediately return to work or school afterwards. In most cases you can immediately resume exercise and athletics. There is no immobilization needed. There is no crutches needed. There are no bandages necessary. You leave wearing your own shoes…no funny looking surgical shoes with this treatment.
There’s no prerequisite to receiving Shockwave Therapy. You could have had it for 2 weeks or 2 years and it will be an effective treatment. You may choose to try other ways to treat your heel pain, such as medication or cortisone injections. We always can offer Shockwave Therapy as a solution should the pain not resolve. The same is true if the pain returns.
How to Schedule your Shockwave Therapy Treatment
If you’ve been suffering from heel pain and can’t seem to get ahead of it, you owe it to yourself to give Shockwave Therapy a try. I’m sure we’ll make a believer out of you. You don’t even need a special appointment for Shockwave Therapy. The unit is always available in our office to provide you with the short treatment on the spot. Request an appointment to learn more about Shockwave Therapy and your options for treating your heel pain.