What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy?

Radial Shock Wave Therapy, or RSWT, is an efficient and gentle, non-invasive approach to mitigating heel pain. It stems from the principle of lithotripsy, a modern technique designed to dissolve kidney stones without necessitating invasive surgery. The Enpuls shockwave device delivers high pressure shock waves generated pneumatically, permeating through the skin. Upon receiving these high-energy pulses, inflamed soft tissues and bone calcifications heal more robustly without inflicting harm on surrounding tissues. No electricity is sent into the body – the high-energy ultrasound waves stimulate the body’s intrinsic self-healing mechanisms.

Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?

RSWT is particularly advantageous for patients suffering from persistent heel pain who haven’t seen substantial improvement with conventional therapies, including medications, orthotics, injections, or physiotherapy. If you’re grappling with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome, or Achilles tendinitis, this treatment could be highly suitable for you.

Does This Treatment Involve Surgery or Medications?

One of the major benefits of RSWT is that it does not involve surgery, anesthesia, injections, or medication.

How Long Does a Treatment Session Last?

Typically, a treatment session spans between 5 to 10 minutes. A regimen of one session per week for four weeks is usually recommended.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

While most patients notice an improvement after their initial treatment, overall healing continues for up to three months following the final session. This treatment boasts a success rate of around 70 to 80%.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As RSWT doesn’t involve medication, surgery, injections, or anesthesia, it’s virtually free of side effects. However, some patients may experience temporary sensations such as tingling, warmth, or numbness immediately following their treatment.