There’s no one who cares more about your feet and ankles than your podiatrist! That’s why podiatrists are working hard every day to discover new ways to offer you the best care. At Tri County Foot & Ankle Center, an innovative treatment method is proudly offered to clients suffering from a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and symptoms. This treatment method, known as Shockwave Therapy, was first developed in the mid-1960s. Since then, both the technology and treatment method for this type of therapy has done nothing but improve and widen the range of conditions it can treat. Here are five shocking facts about shockwave therapy you can’t believe you didn’t hear about sooner:
Shockwave therapy can help treat a wide range of foot and ankle related issues: stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, neuromas, corns & calluses, diabetic wounds, and especially plantar fasciitis.
Shockwave therapy utilizes high-intensity soundwaves. These soundwaves are used to target painful areas of the feet or ankles and stimulate the production of new, healthier tissues to reduce the inflammation causing discomfort.
Shockwave therapy offers a non-invasive alternative to procedures that otherwise require undergoing anesthesia and planning ahead for lengthy and uncomfortable healing periods. In most cases, the patient can go home that day and return to work the following day!
Shockwave Therapy, as a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, can have the same success rate as invasive surgical alternatives. It’s also more cost-effective, especially due in part to not needing anesthesia to be performed!
Last but not least, shockwave therapy is conveniently offered by Dr. Jonathan Michael, Dr. Nadine Thabata, and Dr. Lisa Zhang in one of five locations throughout Bayonne, Randolph, Kearny, Jersey City, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. All it takes is setting up an appointment for a consultation where you’ll talk one-on-one with our doctors about what you’re experiencing and if Shockwave Therapy is an option for you. Considering how heavily the benefits outweigh any cons of Shockwave Therapy, it’s hard to resist simply looking into it with your trusted podiatrist!