Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Specialist

Associated Podiatrists, P.C.

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Novi, MI

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive alternative to surgery and medications that can cause unwanted side effects. The experts at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. in Novi, Michigan offer a variety of state-of-the-art treatments to address foot and ankle conditions and promote your body’s natural ability to heal. Precise mechanical energy waves, like those used in ESWT, can decrease inflammation and pain and improve blood circulation. Call or book an appointment online to find out how this innovative therapy can benefit you.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Q & A

Associated Podiatrists, P.C.

What is extracorporeal shock wave therapy?

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, such as:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
  • Arthritis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Shock wave therapy utilizes controlled, intense pulses of sound to accelerate your body’s natural healing process, break up scar tissue, and reduce inflammation and pain. The experts at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. have seen a 90% success rate in healing and pain relief with ESWT.

How does extracorporeal shock wave therapy work?

Your podiatrist will guide a noninvasive probe that delivers an electrical charge and energy waves to the treatment area. The treatment is customizable, offering high or low energy waves, as needed. In some cases, high energy waves may require a local or regional anesthetic.

The energy waves improve blood circulation and stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Following your procedure, you should reduce your level of physical activity for around one to two weeks to allow your body to heal and recover.

High-energy acoustic waves, or shock waves, deliver a precise mechanical force to your body’s tissues and shouldn’t be used on open sores. This treatment is not recommended if you are pregnant.

What are the benefits of extracorporeal shock wave therapy?

Shock wave therapy is a quick, convenient in-office treatment that requires no downtime. While you should avoid heavy physical exertion for a couple of weeks, you can typically return to your daily activities right away.

ESWT can be used in combination with other treatment methods or when other treatments have proven unsuccessful. Plus, ESWT is an effective nonsurgical and non-pharmaceutical solution that doesn’t pose the unwanted risks that often accompany surgery and medications.

Shock wave therapy is most successful when pinpointing specific areas of pain. Your specialist at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. will work with you to identify the precise locations for treatment as well as determine the number of ESWT treatments you’re likely to need.

To learn more about shock wave therapy and how it can benefit you, call or book an appointment online today.