Heel pain which results in difficulty walking or standing is frustrating, irritating and can decrease your quality of everyday life. While there are many ways to treat this unfortunate condition, radial shockwave therapy can help you heal faster and more effectively. Learn more about radial shockwave therapy with your podiatrist at Podiatry Foot and Ankle Institute in Hackensack and Montvale, NJ.
What is radial shockwave therapy?
Doctors use shockwave therapy for multiple conditions in various fields. This non-invasive, non-surgical and painless therapy eliminates the need for incisions, recovery times and pain killers. Shockwave therapy uses high-energy waves to the problem area, which promotes the body’s natural healing process, speeds cell growth and helps restore mobility and range of motion.
What does radial shockwave therapy treat?
Shockwave therapy is versatile and effective in treating many conditions, including:
- heel spur
- plantar fasciitis
- tennis elbow
- shoulder pain
- knee pain
- ankle pain
- heel pain
- hip pain
Radial Shockwave Therapy in Hackensack and Montvale, NJ
Your doctor will first locate the painful area in question during a physical examination. A gel to help the shockwaves transfer to the necessary tissues and penetrate them to reach the painful tissue. The application of the shockwaves involves a special wand attached to the shockwave therapy machine. The wand, placed against the skin in the treatment area, emits the waves.
The procedure is painless and fast, lasting only a few minutes. The number of treatments required depends on the patient and their condition, but many patients need three to five sessions. However, patients often report feeling less pain immediately after their first treatment. Some people may experience some soreness in the treatment area several hours after the procedure though this usually clears up on its own within a day. Your doctor may recommend you stay away from physical activity for about two days after treatment.
For more information on radial shockwave therapy and heel pain treatments, please contact Dr. Edward Harris, Dr. Antonella Cella and Dr. Neil Goldberg at Podiatry Foot and Ankle Institute in Hackensack and Montvale, NJ. Call (201) 488-3668 to schedule your appointment today!