Shockwave therapy uses powerful sound waves to increase healing and reduce pain within your tendons and ligaments. Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates use shockwave therapy for a multitude of podiatric purposes at their office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. For more information on shockwave therapy and the foot or ankle conditions it treats, call Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates or schedule a consultation online today.
What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is an advanced treatment for many soft tissue injuries and has a broad range of applications in podiatry. Also called extracorporeal shockwave therapy, the procedure stimulates tendon and ligament healing while decreasing pain by affecting the nerve endings in the targeted area.
Notable benefits of shockwave therapy include:
- Increased circulation
- Improved collagen production
- Healing soft tissue damage
- Pain relief without numbing agents
- Noninvasive care
- No side effects
Shockwave therapy works by directing high-intensity soundwaves through an injured ligament or tendon and results in symptom relief in as little as one day after your procedure. The procedure is extremely safe and won’t cause any additional swelling or bruising like certain comparable treatments.
What can shockwave therapy treat?
Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates uses shockwave therapy in care plans for multiple soft tissue injuries and conditions affecting the feet and ankles. After an in-depth evaluation with possible imaging tests, your podiatrist can tell you if shockwave therapy can be a beneficial component in your treatment plan.
Shockwave therapy helps with healing and symtpom relief for podiatric conditions like:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Morton’s neuroma
Shockwave therapy might not be the only component of your podiatric care plan. Additionally, your podiatrist might encourage you to use physical therapy, taping, and custom orthotics to help your foot or ankle heal.
How should I prepare for shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is extremely safe and doesn’t take much preparation. Before you take part in any treatment, you should visit Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC, & Associates for an in-depth evaluation and treatment consultation. During this visit, your podiatrist examines your feet, watches how you walk, performs simple tests, and might use X-ray or ultrasound imaging.
Before your shockwave therapy session, your podiatrist might encourage you to wear comfortable clothing to the appointment and avoid taking pain-relieving medications for at least a few days ahead of time. You should be sure to mention your complete medical history during your consultation so your podiatrist can make sure shockwave therapy is safe for you.
Learn more about shockwave therapy and find out if it’s the right choice for you by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates today.