When you had certain foot and ankle conditions, it used to be that your only treatment options were conservative treatments and invasive surgery. Now, thanks to incredible medical advancements, there’s an additional option called Pulse Wave Therapy.
Effective, noninvasive, and easy to fit around your schedule, pulse wave therapy is a revolutionary technology that can permanently relieve your pain in just five treatments. Learn from Ryan Golub, DPM, and Zachary Flynn, DPM, AACFAS, the skilled podiatrists at Arizona Foot Health in Phoenix, Arizona, what three foot and ankle problems respond well to Pulse Wave Therapy.
Learning more about Pulse Wave Therapy
As an innovative, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared technology that uses ballistic sound waves, Pulse Wave Therapy accelerates and promotes soft tissue healing in certain foot and ankle conditions. What’s remarkable about Pulse Wave Therapy is that it gets results while being completely noninvasive.
When you get a Pulse Wave Therapy treatment, your blood circulation increases, promoting your body’s regenerative capabilities to cause faster healing. After treatment, your injured foot and ankle tissues regenerate, replacing the damaged tissues to be replaced with new, healthy tissue or healed.
Conditions that respond to Pulse Wave Therapy
If you have any of the following foot or ankle problems, you might be a good candidate for Pulse Wave Therapy.
1. Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation, tiny tears, and stress in the tissue that extends from your toes to your heels. This causes pain when you walk, especially when taking your first steps in the morning or after long periods of rest.
Pulse Wave Therapy can promote the healing and regeneration of these difficult-to-treat tissues, allowing you to move around pain-free again.
2. Achilles tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis occurs when you develop inflammation in the back tendon that connects your heel to your calf. This causes pain in your tendon, limiting your regular activities, and can put you at risk for a dangerous rupture of your Achilles tendon.
A treatment course of Pulse Wave Therapy reduces the swelling, inflammation, and irritation in your Achilles tendon while helping it regenerate healthy tissues.
3. Shin splints
Shin splints are a painful condition where you experience discomfort on your shin bone, particularly in the inner part. Shock wave therapy can reduce the amount of time it takes for shin splints to heal, allowing you to be pain-free and back to your usual activities more quickly.
Pulse Wave Therapy can help other podiatry problems as well, so don’t hesitate to ask our podiatrists if you have a foot or ankle concern and are interested in Pulse Wave Therapy.
Start your Pulse Wave Therapy today
Getting Pulse Wave Therapy is easy, convenient, and has a high success rate. Treatment takes less time than getting physical therapy, and it doesn’t carry any of the risks associated with undergoing surgery.
Pulse Wave Therapy only requires four- to five-minute treatment sessions, each spaced about one week apart. Our skilled team administers your treatment, and once your session is over, you can usually go back to your typical activities.
If you have plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, or another chronic foot and ankle condition and are interested in Pulse Wave Therapy, contact our team to learn more.