Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT)
Allentown Family Foot Care is now offering a new, innovative treatment option called Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT).
If you are suffering with foot, heel or ankle pain, your solution is here!
This cutting-edge technology treats your foot, heel and ankle pain at the source by triggering the body’s natural healing response. All without injections, time consuming physical therapy and even surgery! The best part is, there is NO downtime! You can resume your daily activities the same day with minimal pain or discomfort.
What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) is a cutting edge technology proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tendinopathy. It is an advanced, non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate.
How does RSWT work?
When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves of the EnPuls penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body’s natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain bio-chemicals that intensify the body’s natural healing process. These bio-chemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue.
What conditions can RSWT treat?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Shin Splints and more!
What do studies show?
There have been extensive studies done on Radial Shockwave Therapy over the past 20 years. These studies show an average 80% success rate.
How is RSWT performed?
The system is a machine with an applicator that looks like an ultrasound. It is administered once a week for a series of 4 to 5 treatments. Each treatment takes approximately 5 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated.
All treatments are performed by experienced physicians at Allentown Family Foot Care.
We apply the applicator to the area and administer ballistic waves by moving over the affected area in a very slow, circular motion. During the treatment, there may be some minor discomfort. Painful areas are helpful in isolating the truly injured areas.