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Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Have you ever heard of shockwave therapy? Maybe not, but if you are suffering from any type of soft tissue injury in your feet or another type of chronic pain in your foot, then you will want to keep reading.


Studies done show that shockwave therapy significantly reduces pain in the patients that use it.


So instead of walking around limping, unable to do the activities you love like running or biking, you'll be able to do them again.


If that's not convincing enough, read on for more benefits of shockwave therapy in Calgary.

 

It Is Noninvasive


One of the biggest benefits of shockwave therapy services is that it is a noninvasive intervention. That means that no one is cutting or prodding at your skin, so there is no surgery involved.


This means that there is minimal recovery time after the therapy services. Instead, you can get right back on your feet! Almost all patients are able to walk immediately after treatment. You can participate in normal activities after each treatment. A small percentage of patients may feel some increased pain for a period of 24-72 hours after each treatment, but usually can still perform normal activity.


Limited Side Effects


Because some surgeries, like Plantar fasciitis treatment, can have serious side effects, this noninvasive treatment is a much better option to not have any complications after the fact.


During the treatment, patients may feel mild discomfort.


After initial treatments, people have reported feeling tolerable pain for about two to four hours after the treatment takes place. This may be accompanied by minor bruising and swelling after the shockwave therapy services as well.


These side effects beat having long recovery times and potential complications if surgery occurs.


Fast Treatment


Each treatment only lasts a few minutes. To fully reduce the long-term effects of the pain, doctors recommend seeing patients about 3-6 times total with 1-2 weeks between each treatment.


Most patients experience progressive relief during treatment, and some may take 2 weeks to 2 months for the treatment to settle in.


Creates Beneficial Physical Effects


You may be wondering how shockwave therapy actually helps alleviate your pain. Shockwave therapy doesn't magically make your pain disappear but rather creates more beneficial physical effects that help with the reduction of pain.


The waves will affect your blood flow, collagen production and progress the healing. This, in turn, reduces inflammation and pain in the area.


Effectively, this is a controlled trauma to induce a proper healing process.


Ready to Use Shockwave Therapy?


Are you ready to use shockwave therapy after reading about all of the benefits of the treatment? If so, we want to help you get the results you are looking for!


Reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment as a new patient at Heritage Family Foot Clinic of Dr. Tedman Donovan.


We strive to make your experience the best yet and to get you back on your feet (literally and figuratively!). In addition to offering some of the best shockwave therapy in Calgary, we also create custom orthotics to alleviate the pain for the more long-term solutions.


We can't wait to see you!

 

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