Nonsurgical Treatment of Chronic Soft Tissue Pain
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) technology is FDA cleared to treat plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. It has proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue conditions of the foot and ankle. It is a non-invasive and highly effective treatment that enhances circulation accelerating the healing process.
How Does it Work?
When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. Therefore, it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a micotrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body’s natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also increases circulation and creates new blood vessels which speeds the healing process.
How Many Treatments are Required?
Most patients feel relief after 3-5 treatments. Each treatment takes about 5 minutes and they are performed weekly. Nerve blocks are not required, and there is no downtime compared to surgery.
Cost of Treatment
Although RSWT is FDA cleared to treat painful foot and ankle conditions, it is not covered by insurance. The doctor will evaluate, diagnose and determine if RSWT therapy will be right for you. The office evaluation is covered by most insurances.
Consider the cost benefits of a nonsurgical therapy that takes only 5 minutes to perform versus the downtime needed and income loss for physical therapy or surgery.