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Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Kelly L. Geoghan, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Kelly L. Geoghan, DPM

Board-Certified Podiatrist & Heel Pain Specialist located in Baltimore, MD

If you are suffering from chronic heel pain, Shockwave Therapy can help. Shockwave Therapy is a revolutionary procedure that safely eliminates heel pain in just one treatment. Dr. Kelly Geoghan is a leading specialist in heel pain solutions. Renowned for her gentle manner and exceptional clinical skills, Dr. Geoghan has extensive experience and advanced expertise using Shockwave Therapy to help patients find lasting relief and return daily activities in comfort. Take the first step by scheduling your appointment today.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a surprisingly simple, quick, pain-free procedure for heel pain that can help you feel better the very next day. It treats the damaged area by delivering pulses of energy waves that stimulate your body’s own natural healing process. This highly effective treatment involves no medications or surgery, and provides quick, dramatic, long-lasting results with just one treatment.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  • Eliminates heel pain

  • Safe and proven to provide long-lasting relief

  • Treatment is quick, pain-free, and involves no medications or surgery

  • Normal activities may be resumed one day after treatment

  • Pain relief is noticeable within 24 hours


How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave Therapy works by sending powerful ultrasonic vibrations safely through the skin to create microtraumas in the treatment area. This stimulates the body’s natural repair mechanisms, increasing blood cell production and blood flow to the affected area, prompting faster healing and pain relief.

During the 20-minute treatment, some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation, but most patients report no discomfort and resume their normal daily activities within 24 hours. A significant reduction in heel pain is usually noticeable one day following treatment. After six weeks, most patients are about 50% to 60% better. After three months, most are 90% to 100% better.

Who benefits from Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a great solution for people with chronic heel pain who have not had much success with traditional treatment option like orthotics, medications, or injections. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate; people with heart conditions, pacemakers, taking certain medications, and pregnant women are not eligible for Shockwave Therapy.

What causes Heel Pain?

There are many conditions that cause heel pain, including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, heel spurs, stress fractures, and nerve damage. Factors that lead to these conditions include poorly fitting shoes, carrying excessive weight, and prolonged, strenuous, repetitive strain, seen mostly in more active people like athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If left untreated, heel pain can become disabling so it is extremely important to find an experienced podiatric specialist who can properly diagnose and treat the root cause of your condition. 

In the News!

Dr. Geoghan explains Shockwave on WBALtv! >