RADIAL SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT FOR FOOT PAIN
Radial Shockwave Therapy has been used to treat patients at the Runaway Bay Podiatry Clinic for over 8 years. RSWT – Radial Shock Wave Therapy for feet is used to treat a range of chronic soft tissue injuries like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and Achilles tendonitis. Radial Shockwave treatment works by sending high pressured acoustic soundwaves into the damaged tissue. The shockwaves stimulate certain cells within the tissue to initiate the cellular repair and regeneration of the damaged tissue.
Radial Shockwave Treatment is an evidence based treatment that has been used to treat a number of chronic musculoskeletal pathologies including;
- Plantar fasciitis/ heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis
- Patella tendonitis
- Trochanteric (hip) bursitis
- Shin splints
- Gluteal tendinopathy
Typically, patients require 3-5 sessions of RSWT with 7 days between treatments. Each session takes between 8-10 minutes. What sets Radial Shockwave Treatment apart from other traditional treatments is that RSWT treats the actual damaged area at a cellular level, it stimulates the body to heal itself rather than just offering symptomatic relief.
There are a number of clinical trials supporting the use of Radial Shockwave Treatment for foot pain.
Please call Runaway Bay Podiatry Clinic if you would like more information on this exciting pain relieving treatment.
Rompe et al 2008, Eccentric Loading Compared with Shockwave treatment for Chronic Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (America) 2008; 90: 52-61
Han et al 2009, Effect of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Cultured Tenocytes, Foot and Ankle International, 30: 93-98
Furia et al 2007, Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2007; 18: 101- 111
Rompe, JD; Radial Shockwave Therapy- Where do we stand today? Translation from Medical Special, Apr 2006