Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics

Podiatry located in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Chicago, IL

With advances in medical technology, treatments like shockwave therapy may provide relief from your chronic Achilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis. Dedicated to providing patients with cutting-edge technology to support their foot and ankle health, the experienced podiatry team at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics, which includes Khalid Husain, DPM, Gene Choi, DPM, Jennifer Kirchens, DPM, and Christina Sarantopoulos, DPM, offers radial shockwave therapy to support healing of chronic pain conditions like tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. To schedule an appointment to learn more about the innovative therapy, call the office in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, or the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, or book online today.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a nonsurgical treatment option for treating chronic pain conditions. Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics is equipped with the Zimmer MedizinSysteme radial shockwave therapy tool, which uses cutting-edge technology that has the ability to send high-intensity mechanical energy to your damaged tissue to stimulate healing and alleviate your symptoms. 

How does shockwave therapy work?

Radial shockwave therapy uses high-energy acoustic pressure to activate the cells in your diseased or damaged tissue and induce healing. When applied to your injured tissue, the mechanical energy created by the innovative tool:

  • Triggers the formation of new blood vessels
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Breaks up calcified tissue
  • Disperses neurotransmitters responsible for pain

The cutting-edge treatment accelerates healing, reduces pain, and restores mobility and function.

Am I a good candidate for shockwave therapy?

The experienced team at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics determines if you’re a good candidate for shockwave therapy during a consultation. The innovative therapy may be recommended as a treatment option for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. 

Shockwave therapy is considered a patient-friendly treatment and reimbursed by insurance. However, the podiatry experts at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics may not recommend the treatment until you’ve failed to get improvement for your foot or ankle condition with more conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or medication. 

What can I expect during shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is an in-office treatment that usually takes only a few minutes to perform. You may feel mild discomfort during your shockwave treatment, but the team can adjust the intensity of the energy delivered to your foot or ankle to improve your tolerance. 

You may experience an improvement in pain after your first shockwave therapy session, but the team may suggest a series of treatments to optimize healing. The team discusses your treatment plan before you get started, including the number of sessions you need to get the most benefits.

After your shockwave therapy, the team may suggest activity modification for up to 48 hours to support the healing process.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about shockwave therapy, call Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics or click the online booking button today.

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