Shockwave therapy is highly beneficial for many different foot or ankle conditions, including tendonitis, neuromas or plantar fasciitis. It works by creating mico-trauma that releases growth factors that induce the formation of new blood vessels and stimulate the healing response. It is highly effective and can change a degenerative state to a regenerative state. Patients report very little pain with the procedure and maximum effect can take up to 12 weeks. Typically the procedure is done 3-5 times about 1 week apart.
There is no down time and no immobilization, making it is great for athletes and active patients. The ideal candidates suffer from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, neuromas and even stress fractures. If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for shockwave contact our office at 425-391-8666.