By Joseph Stuto, DPM
February 26, 2019
Category: laser therapy

Did you know that you can get rid of severe and chronic pain in your feet and ankles through shockwave therapy? This treatment is not new and many athletes undergo this therapy for intensive damage repair in their muscles and tissues.

How does shockwave therapy work?

Depending on the severity of the damaged tissue, shock waves of varying intensities are discharged into the body from points identified as core pain areas. In most cases electromagnetic pulses are released; however, high-pressure airwaves can also be used to treat the injured foot.

Once emitted, these shock waves act as a boost for the blood to flow to the injured area and accelerate the healing process. The procedure has a rejuvenating effect as it triggers blood flow to rush to the impacted areas quickly. Benefits of this treatment are known to include:

  • Fast relief from acute pain in the feet and ankles.
  • Restoration of mobility and foot movement.
  • Repairing effect due to new blood vessel creation, cell growth, and tissue repair.
  • The decrease in chronic inflammation around the ankle area.

Precautionary measures such as ice application, orthotic inserts, exercises, and stretches are effective; however, in extreme cases where such methods prove to be unsuccessful in getting relief from pain, shockwave therapy seems promising.

Shockwave therapy is used to treat foot concerns like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and heel injuries. At Joseph Stuto, DPM we have the required expertise and success stories of patients who fought foot injuries through the implementation of shockwave therapy. Why suffer when our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Stuto has the best solutions to offer for all your foot and ankle concerns? Please visit our offices nearest to your location, Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, NY, or call us to schedule an appointment and start enjoying a healthy and a pain-free life from today!

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