Shockwave Therapy

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a medical treatment that utilizes ultrasound technology to send high-energy acoustic waves into a target area to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. The evidenced-based results for reduction in pain and tissue healing with this treatment are extensive.
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What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

After we diagnose your condition, our podiatrist can determine if shockwave treatment is right for your foot or lower limbs. At the most basic level, shockwave therapy stimulates new cell growth, replacing old, weak, or damaged cells.

The Foot Practice podiatrist will apply a high-intensity sound wave to interact with the tissues of your body. The shockwaves – focused ultrasonic energy or radial pressure wave therapy – are applied externally via equipment held against the skin.

These controlled shockwaves will reduce inflammation and pain to restore function. The therapy will have a cascading effect on the relevant tissue, assisting with cellular defences, weakening inflammation, and improving blood circulation.

Does Shockwave Therapy Hurt?

Shockwave Therapy for your foot is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment and will not require the same recovery time associated with surgery. Nor will the treatment put you out of commission.

It is expected to experience some pain or discomfort during a session. Residual swelling and pain may continue for a few days after each session. This indicates the therapy is working! Biostimulation occurs in the tissue, and swelling is a positive response to the targeted shockwaves.

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What Conditions Can Be Treated By Shockwave Therapy?

Here’s how radial shockwave therapy in Singapore can assist with several different foot conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is a chronic injury where the Achilles tendon – the area above the back of the heel – experiences regular pain, swelling, and tenderness. Radial shockwave therapy can effectively treat the condition when applied directly to the tissue surrounding the tendon.
  • Morton’s neuroma. Morton’s neuroma is a condition that causes pain between the third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma requires urgent short-term pain relief that can be provided by shockwave therapy.
  • Plantar fasciitis. A web-like tissue connecting the heel and the toes is lying above the soles of your feet. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue – the plantar fascia – becomes inflamed, commonly causing pain in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Tibialis posterior tendonitis. The posterior tibial tendon connects your calf muscle to the bones inside your foot. A fall or injury can result in this tendon being torn or inflamed, causing flat-footedness and various pains across the foot, especially after prolonged activity. On top of helping with short-term pain, Shockwave Therapy can assist in rehabilitation in conjunction with exercises from our podiatrist to help the foot heal.

If you are already experiencing pain from any of the foot conditions above, make an appointment with The Foot Practice today for the targeted pain relief and healing benefits of radial shockwave treatment.

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Podiatry Clinic Location

The Foot Practice Podiatry Clinic
545 Orchard Rd
#16-13 Far East Shopping Centre
Singapore 238882

Podiatry Appointment Business Hours
Monday to Fridays: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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