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5 Reasons to Consider Shockwave Therapy

5 Reasons to Consider Shockwave Therapy

Gone are the days of just getting by with over-the-counter pain relievers and topical remedies — heel pain has met its match with Shockwave Therapy

Not sure if you’re ready to commit to a high-tech approach to heel pain? We understand that opting for a newfangled treatment can feel like going out on a limb — but we also don’t want you to miss out on all that Shockwave Therapy has to offer.

Here, Dr. Kelly Geoghan and our team give you an inside look at just some of the ways you can benefit from this cutting-edge treatment. 

1. No more heel pain

Shockwave Therapy is a revolutionary procedure that addresses the aches and pains in your feet by delivering pulses of energy waves that trigger your body’s natural healing process. The powerful ultrasonic vibrations pass safely through your skin to create microscopic “injuries” that tell your body to increase blood cell production and blood flow to the affected area.

The result? You leave our office with less heel pain

2. It’s effective

A streamlined treatment to get rid of heel pain? It may sound too good to be true, but you can rest assured that Shockwave Therapy lives up to the hype. Most of our patients report a 50-60% improvement in their symptoms six weeks after treatment. After three months, most are 100% pain-free. 

3. Treatment is a breeze

Many of our patients hear about Shockwave Therapy and think it’s a complicated procedure. While the technology is advanced, the treatment itself is quick and easy. In fact, we only need 20 minutes for a full treatment. 

Bonus: Other than a slight tingling sensation, you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. 

4. There’s no downtime required

Because Shockwave Therapy is noninvasive and doesn’t require any anesthesia, you won’t spend any time in recovery. You can get right back to your regular schedule once you’re done with your treatment. 

5. Pain relief is almost immediate

The best results from Shockwave Therapy come in the weeks and months that follow your treatment, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel relief right away. Many of our patients experience a significant reduction in heel pain within the first 24 hours. 

Am I a candidate?

Shockwave Therapy is incredibly versatile, so chances are you’re an ideal candidate. We recommend it for the most common causes of heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, stress fractures, and nerve damage. It’s also a great option for you if your heel pain hasn’t responded to traditional treatments and therapies, like orthotics, medications, or injections. 

There are a few factors that may disqualify you, however. Because of the ultrasonic energy waves, individuals with heart conditions or those who have pacemakers shouldn’t receive Shockwave Therapy. We also don’t recommend it for pregnant women. 

Interested in what Shockwave Therapy can do for you? Call or click to schedule an appointment at our Lutherville, Maryland, office and see if you’re a candidate.

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