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By Clark Podiatry Center
November 27, 2015
Category: Common Treatments

The latest treatment being offered at the podiatrist’s office is known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. This is a new and non-invasive technique that is now being used to successfully treat many foot conditions. The Shock Wave Therapy treatment essentially delivers high pressure shock waves that travel deep within the skin to heal affected skin tissues and bones without harm to the rest of the body. Although the term ‘shock wave’ sounds scary and painful, this is a quick and painless procedure that sends no electricity to the body. Ultrasonic waves and pulses are sent to the skin to stimulate and kick start the body’s natural healing process. This device works similar to some of the new high-end medical facials such as micro current treatments and light therapy.

What is Shock Wave Therapy Used for?

Shock Wave Therapy is being used to bring relief and comfort to people with many foot conditions such as:

  • Chronic heel pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs

Who is Shock Wave Therapy for?

If you have been suffering from chronic heel pain and have not found relief or adequate healing through medications, cortisone injections, physical therapy or orthotics, you may be a good candidate for Shock Wave Therapy.

Who is Shock Wave Therapy NOT FOR?

  • Children
  • Pregnant Women
  • Patients prescribed with blood clotting medications

Is there any downtime?

You will most likely not feel any pain while undergoing the treatment. Patients do not require anesthesia or any injections. As this is a non-surgical treatment, you will not require any downtime post treatment. Patients may feel mild stinging or a tingling sensation that will usually subside within hours.

How is the Shock Wave Therapy treatment performed?

Consult with Dr. Brandon Macy who is a board certified podiatrist with expertise and focused training in the Shock Wave Therapy treatment. He treats men, women and children with all their foot and ankle care needs. First, he will complete a thorough evaluation followed by a manual examination of the affected areas. The areas affected will be marked and the Ultrasonic Transmission gel will be applied on the treatment areas to prepare for the procedure. The treatment will begin with the doctor gliding the Shock Wave Therapy device over the injured areas. The treatment will last from 15-30 minutes. Multiple sessions may be required to see results and maximize relief. Dr. Brandon Macy is a highly experienced podiatric surgeon and has treated many patients at our office in Clark, New Jersey with Shock Wave Therapy. Call Clark Podiatry today at (732) 382-3470 to find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment or schedule your online appointment now.

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