About Shockwave Therapy

Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis may be excruciatingly painful, as anyone who has experienced them will attest. But now, shockwave therapy, a non-invasive treatment for these and other disorders, is available.


This treatment uses a shockwave generator to transmit sound waves into affected tissues, which causes the tissues to heal in a different ways from how they would heal without the shockwaves.


The energy released by the shockwave can be directed specifically at injured tissue, this helps in the acceleration of healing directly at the site of injury.

In order to encourage healing, shockwave treatment employs high- energy waves that stimulate blood flow to an area of concern, encouraging the body to mend itself. Tendon injuries and chronic heel pain are common targets for this 30-minute procedure.
 

Medications, injections, immobilization, physical therapy, rest, and even surgery have all been used in the past to address these painful conditions.

With the use of Shock Wave Therapy, these approaches can be replaced or enhanced, resulting in much shorter recovery durations. Olympic, professional, and college athletes use this same technology to speed their recovery and return to the field.


Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure with a quick return to normal activity and because it's non-invasive, no bandages or stitches are needed
 

The skin around the afflicted area is covered with a tiny probe. A gel is applied to the region to be treated to ensure appropriate contact. In order to get the most out of your treatment, the shockwave machine
must be placed directly on the region of concern.

 

Shockwave therapy is less expensive than more invasive procedures because it does not require a general anesthesia and can be performed in your doctor's office.

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What happens during my appointment?

During your appointment, you will be given one shockwave treatment as well as a consultation with Dr. Ferris. He will discuss if further treatments are needed or other avenues for pain relief. 

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