Shockwave Therapy for Relieving Foot and Heel Pain

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Shockwave Therapy for Relieving Foot and Heel Pain

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment designed to stimulate the body’s natural healing responses. Although “shock” is in the name, this treatment does not involve the use of electrical currents in the body whatsoever. The “shockwaves” are actually high-energy acoustic pressure waves.

When these waves are directed at the site of foot pain and soft tissue damage, they create a minor disruption. The body responds to this disruption in several beneficial ways:

  • Cellular activity increases. Your cells perform jobs faster, including growth and repair.
  • Blood flow to the area increases. With that extra blood comes more of the growth factors and nutrients your cells need to conduct their recovery work.
  • Reduction in pain. Both from temporarily blocking local pain transmissions, as well as the expected relief that comes from healing.
  • Breakup of calcium deposits. Sometimes healing can be impeded by calcium that builds up in micro-tears and other small injuries within tissues. Shockwave therapy can help break these deposits apart and allow healing to proceed with fewer obstacles.

Shockwave therapy is able to provide these benefits without the use of drugs or causing any damage to the skin.  Call Houston’s Foot Doc for an appointment.