Podiatrists Heal Heels ! ShockWave therapy is a new, effective treatment used to heal plantar fasciitis and achilles tendon issues, instead of injection therpay ! See how is works below:
How does ShockWave Therapy work?
When the clinician applies ESWT to injured tissue. Injuries are affected in three ways:
- Reduction of pain by reducing nerve impulses.
- Increase of blood circulation in surrounding tissue.
- Beginning of the healing process through stem cells activation.
Everyone has C nerve fibres in their body and when C nerve fibres are activated, the fibres release a substance called substance P. Substance P is responsible for causing pain and discomfort. ESWT activates C nerve fibres, initially causing a widespread release of substance P which causes discomfort during application. After a prolonged period of applying ESWT, C nerve fibres are disarmed and incapable of producing substance P.
A reduction in the production of substance P in tissue, leads to a reduction in pain.
This reduction of nerve fibre stimulation, together with increasing blood circulation and the activation of stem cells in the treated tissue, promotes recovery and can significantly reduce musculoskeletal pain.
What can ESWT be used to treat?
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Mortons Neuroma
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Shin Splints
- Bone Spurs
- Further Indications:
Evidence Based Medicine, Review the research below:
Podiatrists are evidence based medical practitioners who use the latest technologies and evidence to influence our approach to the treatment of heel pain. Plantar and posterior heel pain can be resolved with the use of ShockWave Therapy in combination with orthotics, stretches and loading ! Speak to your local Podiatrist for further details about early treatment and interventions.