Shockwave Therapy Specialist

South County Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Lincoln, Providence, Scituate, Wakefield, Warwick, and Westerly, RI

The board-certified podiatrists at South County Foot & Ankle in Lincoln, Providence, Scituate, Wakefield, Warwick, and Westerly, Rhode Island, offer expertise and experience, providing the most advanced treatments, including shockwave therapy. The treatment supports the healing of conditions such as plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. If you suffer from pain in your foot or ankle, make an appointment at the office in Providence, Rhode Island. Call or book your visit online today.

Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is shockwave therapy?

Known for their noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques, the podiatrists at South County Foot & Ankle offer nonsurgical treatment with shockwave therapy to treat your chronic pain. This cutting-edge technology sends high-intensity sound waves of energy to break up your unhealthy tissues in the targeted area to stimulate healing and alleviate your pain.

Shockwave therapy offers a safe, quick method of treatment, requiring very little downtime.

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Symptoms that shockwave therapy can treat include:

  • Pain on the bottom of your heel
  • Burning sensations
  • Aching
  • Pain that increases over time
  • Pain after being off your feet for a while

Your feet typically feel better after they wake up, but the pain can quickly return if you stand for a long period of time or participate in intense physical activity.

When you consult with the experienced podiatrists at South County Foot & Ankle, they can determine if shockwave therapy can produce effective results for your condition. 

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy uses high-energy acoustic pressure to charge your cells in the area of disease or damage to promote healing. The treatment helps:

  • Trigger the development of new blood vessels
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Break up hardened tissue
  • Disrupt neurotransmitters that send pain signals

When you receive shockwave therapy, the treatment accelerates your healing, reduces your pain, and helps restore your mobility and function.

What is it like to get shockwave therapy?

Before your first treatment, the team talks with you during your consultation to decide how many sessions you might need to achieve the most benefits.

Your treatment only takes a few minutes to perform right in-office. Your provider can adjust the intensity of the energy sent to the targeted area, helping you adjust to the comfort level.

You might experience pain relief after your first treatment, but you may need a series of shockwave therapy sessions for optimum healing.

After each session, the team recommends that you modify your activity for at least 48 hours to support the healing process.

To learn more about shockwave therapy, schedule a consultation with the team at South County Foot & Ankle. Call or book your appointment online today.