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By West Hartford Podiatry Associates
November 15, 2016
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Shockwave Therapy  

Caring for your feet can prove to be difficult, especially after suffering an injury or chronic heel pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis. shockwave therapyHowever, shockwave therapy has proven to successfully treat these conditions and more. Learn more about shockwave therapy and what it can do for you with your podiatrists at West Hartford Podiatry in West Hartford, CT. 

What is shockwave therapy? 
Shockwave therapy benefits patients suffering from severe or chronic heel pain. This state-of-the-art procedure uses vibrations aimed at the affected area to stimulate the body’s own natural self-healing tendencies to encourage faster and stronger healing. This treatment reduces heel pain in order to help you get you back on your feet. Often, shockwave therapy can benefit patients who have not found relief with other treatments like orthotics, injections, physical therapy or medication.

What can shockwave therapy do for me? 
Shockwave therapy can help reduce or eliminate heel pain. However, heel pain comes from many sources, including:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • nerve damage
  • bone spur
  • sprain
  • arthritis
  • stress fracture
  • injury

If you suffer from heel pain, no matter what the cause, shockwave therapy may help you and your condition. Your podiatrist at West Hartford Podiatry is your best source for information and treatment plans regarding your heel pain.

Shockwave Therapy in West Hartford, CT
Shockwave therapy takes place right in your podiatrist’s office. The machine itself has a special wand used to direct the shockwaves into the affected area. First, a special gel applied to the foot helps the shockwaves penetrate the skin. The frequency of the shockwave pulses is increased gradually. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and produces virtually zero side effects though some patients feel a slight tingle or numbness which resolves itself quickly.

For more information on shockwave therapy, please contact Dr. Harvey Lederman, Dr. Marc Lederman and Dr. Kurt Rode at West Hartford Podiatry in West Hartford, CT. Call (860) 236-2564 to schedule your appointment with your podiatrist today!

By West Hartford Podiatry Associates
September 11, 2015
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Shockwave Therapy  

Are you one of the many West Hartford residents currently suffering from a painful or debilitating musculoskeletal condition such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or tennis elbow? If so, the doctors at West Hartford Podiatry have a new and exciting treatment that may be just right for you: Shockwave Therapy.Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive therapy that uses high-pressure shock waves to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The procedure is fast and gentle, and it works with the body to activate the body's own self-healing responses.

What Conditions is Shockwave Therapy Used to Treat?

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, heel spur syndrome, shin splints and various types of pain. Speak to your doctors at West Hartford Podiatry to find out if Shockwave therapy can be used to help treat whatever condition you are currently dealing with.

What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

An exciting new treatment option for individuals with various painful musculoskeletal conditions, Shockwave therapy offers an impressive number of benefits, especially compared to the risks and drawbacks.

Shockwave therapy is a fast, gentle, safe and effective outpatient procedure. Each treatment only takes about 15 minutes, and you may see improvement as soon as the first treatment. Shockwave therapy typically causes virtually no symptoms, and it may help you avoid surgery.

For these reasons and others, many West Hartford residents have already decided that Shockwave therapy is the best treatment choice for them. Talk to your doctors at West Hartford Podiatry to determine if Shockwave therapy might be the ideal solution for you as well.

Who Should Not Get Shockwave Therapy?

Unfortunately, however, there are a few individuals who may not be eligible to receive this therapy. These individuals include some children, pregnant women and individuals who take blood thinners, those who have open sores and those who have certain heart conditions or a history of seizures. Individuals who have poor sensation or a heightened sensation in the target area may not qualify as well. Speak with your doctors at West Hartford Podiatry to find out more.

Do you have a painful or debilitating musculoskeletal condition? Would you like to find relief once and for all? If so, Shockwave Therapy from West Hartford Podiatry may be just right for you. Call for more information and to set up an appointment for a consultation today.



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