Foot and Ankle Frequently Asked Questions
At Northwest Extremity Specialists, we get a lot of questions! Our online FAQ guide is packed with brief, easy-to-understand answers to some of the most common and important questions we receive. Read on to learn more!
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Can shockwave therapy treat my foot pain?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, also known as ESWT or just shockwave therapy, is an excellent treatment option for many forms of foot pain. This treatment uses pressure waves to relieve discomfort and accelerate healing processes within and surrounding an injury. It is particularly effective when used as part of a care plan for chronic tendon, joint, muscle, and other soft tissue conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
Shockwave therapy offers many benefits to injured tissues. It can help:
- Stimulate production of new connective tissues
- Boost metabolism and circulation within an injured area
- Temporarily overstimulate local nerves to reduce pain
- Reduce inflammation and dissolve calcium deposits (bone spurs)
Shockwave therapy can be an extremely useful component of a treatment for chronic foot pain, even when other conservative treatments haven’t shown any noticeable results. To see if this advanced treatment can help you, schedule an appointment with the Northwest Extremity Specialists today.