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Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration

Orthopedic Surgery & Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, & Frisco, TX

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment designed to help with soft tissue injuries and slow-healing fractures. Surgeons Charles Cook, MD, and John Noack, MD, and the dedicated orthopedic team at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration provide personalized shockwave therapy sessions in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco, Texas, office locations. Find out if shockwave therapy is right for you by calling the office nearest you today to book an examination.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

How does shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy, formally known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT, is an in-office noninvasive procedure that promotes healing. The treatment works by sending therapeutic mechanical shockwaves through your skin and into targeted tissues.

These shockwaves promote blood flow to the area that, in turn, helps tissues heal faster and more efficiently. Shockwave therapy is so effective at promoting healing and reducing pain and inflammation, it often helps people avoid surgery.

What can shockwave therapy treat?

Shockwave therapy originated in Europe and has been used extensively for treating a broad array of musculoskeletal conditions. Approved by the FDA for plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow treatment in 2000, shockwave therapy continues to be a top-requested treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Slow-healing bone fractures

Shockwave therapy is often a preferred type of sports medicine treatment, although anyone with many types of injuries may benefit from this cutting-edge treatment. Your orthopedist at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration examines you and talks with you about how shockwave therapy may benefit you.

Is shockwave therapy painful?

Shockwave therapy may cause some minor soreness if you have an injury that’s already causing you pain. Any discomfort you experience is minor and tends to resolve after a series of treatments from the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration. 

How many shockwave therapy sessions do I need?

The orthopedic team at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration tailors your shockwave therapy treatment plan to your specific injury. Because ESWT stimulates new cell and tissue development, gradual healing occurs over several weeks or months.

Your shockwave treatment plan may include 1-2 sessions per week for several weeks, depending on how quickly you heal. The Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration provides flexible scheduling for shockwave treatments, which often take less than 20 minutes, so you can get back to your regular activities. Aside from some minor soreness, no downtime is expected with shockwave therapy.

Get started on your shockwave therapy plan at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration right away. All you have to do is to call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment.

Notes: 

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy /// Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive form of treatment that can be used for plantar fasciitis (heel pain), Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and slow healing fractures. While shockwave therapy has been FDA approved for plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow since the year 2000, it originated in Europe where it has been used extensively for a much broader array of musculoskeletal conditions. Though treatment responses may vary, shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive option for people trying to avoid surgery.