What Are Shock Waves
Shock Waves are movements of extremely high pressure caused by, for example, an explosion, an earthquake or a plane breaking the sound barrier. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of Shock Waves in medicine.
It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions:
- Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
- Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
- Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
We have been performing shockwave treatments since 2000! Thanks to this technology, we have avoided thousands of trips to the operating room. From heel pain, to tendinitis and even stress fractures, shockwave is a safe, effective and cost effective solution to hundreds of orthopedic diseases.
Radial Shockwave Treatment Demonstration Video
Watch the video below to see how the radial shockwave treatment is used in combination with a diagnostic ultrasound.
Radial Shockwave Treatment at Global Podiatry
Through recent discovery, radial shockwave treatment has proved to enhance the healing and recovery of those suffering from various orthopedic conditions. The main impact of the shockwaves comes from a direct fixed force that transpires at a cellular level. Waves of energy pass through the tissue that is being treated, and with a reaction within the tissue of the cell, blood circulation is increased throughout the damaged area. These waves escalate the body’s metabolic activity around the area being treated and accelerate the natural healing process while at the same time reducing pain, making you more comfortable as your body heals. Stimulation produced by these shockwaves is proven to be capable of provoking a positive reactive process in the injured tissue. Some of the most common reactions that have been observed in the tissue being treated with Shockwave Therapy include:
- An increase in metabolism
- Increased cell activity
- Development of cellular structure
- Re-absorption of calcium deposits in tendons
Conditions Treated With Shockwave therapy at Global Podiatry
Shockwave therapy is used to treat many orthopedic conditions, including:
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow
Thumb basal joint Arthritis
Medial epicondylitis, also identified as golfers elbow
And many others
Benefits of Radial Shockwave Treatment In Chicago & Wheeling IL
It reduces inflammation
Chronic inflammation is a common problem in orthopedic injuries; Radial shockwave therapy helps increase the production of cells in the body, cells that help regenerate and improve healing within the body, directly attacking the affected area.
If you are experiencing any orthopedic problems that are causing pain and discomfort, radial shockwave therapy provides a life without feet or ankle pain.
A High Success Rate
The majority of patients at Global Podiatry who undergo radial shockwave therapy see improvements in any pain or functionality that they endured before undergoing the procedure.
Are you tired of long treatments that take away from your life? Well, radial shockwave therapy allows you to have a fast and easy option in your local podiatry clinic. Each session takes about 20-30 minutes out of your day, allowing you to get back to your daily tasks in no time!
Common Questions asked about Radial Shockwave Treatment at Global Podiatry
➢ How long does it take to see improvements with shockwave treatment?
You can see an improvement just weeks after your treatment, but the majority of patients see a significant difference around three months after their procedure.
➢ Are any follow-up treatments necessary?
In most cases, no. Some patients may need a following treatment, depending on their specific situation. Talk with your Global Podiatry Podiatrist about the possibility of more than one treatment.
➢Is shockwave therapy FDA approved, and does it really work?
Shockwave therapy is FDA approved and is proven to be an effective treatment that helps fight a long list of different orthopedic conditions with no long-term complications.
➢ What can I expect after receiving shock wave therapy?
Like all orthopedic treatments, you may feel some mild discomfort, such as soreness and tenderness throughout the days following your procedure. This is due to the shockwaves stimulating your body’s natural healing process.
➢ Is shockwave therapy unsafe?
No, shockwave therapy helps the body heal naturally and fight back against orthopedic problems. The procedure is non-invasive, which means no surgical tools enter your body, which prevents procedures that leave you in pain and run the risk of surgical complications.
➢ Is there long recovery time after shockwave therapy?
Because shockwave therapy is non-invasive, there is no need for extended recovery times. Some patients choose to rest for a couple of days while the body adjusts, but there is no prolonged recovery.
Radial Shockwave Treatment Services at Global Podiatry
At Global Podiatry, we are in a constant search to give our clients accessible options to different treatments. Shockwave treatment continues to prove itself as a leading procedure in the search for orthopedic relief. Our podiatrists want nothing more than to relieve any foot or ankle problems that take a toll on your life, so that you can get back to your everyday activities and not let foot or ankle pain slow you down and limit what you can and cannot do. Serving the communities of Wheeling and Chicago, for all podiatric needs, we strongly believe that no one should have to travel far away to get the lasting results that they are in search of. Our team of experts will personally assess your specific condition and recommend the best treatment for you. Put your feet in our hands and get nothing less than the best and most professional care in Illinois! Don’t just listen to us; see what others are saying about our services, here