Shockwave Therapy Gets You Back on Your Feet

At Batavia Foot Care Center, we know that heel pain isn’t just unpleasant; it’s limiting. Your feet are the centerpiece of your biomechanics, so when they’re aching, the rest of your body suffers, too. Everything from your choice of shoes to your pursuit of daily activities can be impacted, and unfortunately, the pain could come from a variety of sources: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, or nerve pain, to name just a few.

If you’ve already tried rest, ice, or traditional therapies without finding relief, radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) might be the next logical step. This blog will explain how it works.

1. Non-invasive and Painless:

  • Unlike surgery or injections, RSWT is a completely non-invasive treatment.
  • Your podiatrist will use a handheld device to deliver low-energy sound waves to the affected region, stimulating your body’s natural tissue repair without breaking the skin.

2. Proven Effectiveness:

3. Faster Recovery Time:

  • RSWT offers a quicker path to pain relief compared to traditional therapies.
  • The treatment is quick, typically lasting around 5 minutes per session.
  • This allows patients to get back to their daily activities faster, minimizing disruptions to their lives.

4. Minimal Side Effects:

  • RSWT boasts a remarkably safe profile with minimal side effects.
  • The most common side effect is temporary soreness or discomfort in the treated area, which usually resolves within a short period.

5. Long-lasting Results:

  • Many patients experience significant pain reduction and improved function following RSWT treatment.
  • The increased blood flow and tissue regeneration stimulated by the treatment can lead to long-lasting results, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle pain-free.

Are your heels hurting? You can count on Batavia Foot Care Center to fix your feet using a full range of therapies and treatment options. Our expert team, including board-certified podiatrists Dr. Dawn K. Dryden and Dr. Courtney M. Foote, serves patients of all ages in Batavia, New York, and is equipped to treat conditions like flatfeet, tendonitis, and heel spurs. We also offer custom orthotics for our patients. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment today!