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Heal Yourself With
Acoustic Waves

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical procedure that utilizes acoustic waves to treat musculoskeletal conditions in the foot and ankle. The therapy involves the application of high-energy sound waves to the affected area, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. The acoustic waves increase blood circulation, promote tissue regeneration, and reduce inflammation and pain. Shockwave therapy is known for its effectiveness in treating conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spurs.

patient receiving shockwave therapy in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights

Conditions Treated:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger points
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Plantar fibromatosis
  • Non-healing wounds

The Benefits:

  • Non-invasive treatment option
  • Stimulates natural healing processes in the body
  • Enhances tissue regeneration and repair
  • Does not require anesthesia or medication
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • Can be used as an alternative to surgery in some cases
  • Provides long-lasting relief for chronic conditions
  • Minimal side effects reported

How It Works

Shockwave therapy delivers high-energy sound waves to the affected area of the foot or ankle. These sound waves generate mechanical forces that penetrate deep into the tissues, stimulating a healing response. The shockwaves promote the release of growth factors, increase blood flow, and enhance metabolic activity in the damaged tissues. This leads to the regeneration of injured tendons, ligaments, and other structures. Shockwave therapy in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights also disrupts pain receptors and decreases the transmission of pain signals, providing relief.

The Process

Step 1: Evaluation

During your initial consultation, our foot and ankle specialist will assess your condition and determine if shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you. They will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and may order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound, to evaluate the extent of your injury or condition.

Step 2: Preparation

Once you are deemed a suitable candidate for shockwave therapy, you will be positioned comfortably, sitting or lying down, depending on the treatment area. The specialist will apply a gel to the treatment area, which helps transmit the shockwaves effectively and reduces discomfort during the procedure.

Step 3: Application

The shockwave therapy device will be placed on the skin over the targeted area. The specialist will administer the shockwaves in controlled pulses. You may experience a tapping or pounding sensation as the shockwaves are applied, but it should not be overly painful. Each session of shockwave therapy in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights lasts approximately 15-30 minutes, depending on the treated area

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Follow any specific instructions provided by your foot and ankle specialist
  • Avoid high-impact activities or putting excessive strain on the treated area
  • Apply ice to the treated area as directed to help reduce any swelling or discomfort
  • Take any prescribed pain medications or over-the-counter pain relievers as needed
  • Maintain good foot hygiene and keep the treated area clean and dry
  • Wear supportive shoes or orthotics as recommended by your podiatrist
  • Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a balanced diet and staying active

Frequency Of Treatments

In most cases, a series of 3-6 sessions, spaced a week or two apart, is recommended to achieve optimal results. However, your treatment plan will be personalized based on your individual needs. Throughout your treatment course, our specialist will monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to assess your response to the therapy and make any necessary modifications.

patient during consultation for shockwave therapy in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights

Side Effects & Recovery

Side effects from shockwave therapy in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights are generally minimal and temporary. While rare, some individuals may experience mild discomfort, bruising, or swelling in the treated area following the procedure. However, these effects typically resolve within a few days. Recovery time varies depending on the condition being treated, but most patients can resume their regular activities immediately after each session. Your foot and ankle specialist will provide specific aftercare instructions to optimize your recovery and ensure the best possible outcome.

Schedule Your
Podiatry Consultation

Illinois Podiatry Specialists is your trusted destination for comprehensive foot and ankle care. Our board-certified specialists are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals. With our commitment to patient care, we strive to ensure minimal-to-no wait time for consultations. Don’t let foot and ankle issues hinder your quality of life any longer. Schedule your podiatry consultation with us and take the first step towards optimal foot health.

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Illinois Podiatry Specialists Hinsdale
950 N York Rd, Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Glendale Heights
701 Winthrop Ave Floor, Ste. 101
Glendale Heights, IL 60139


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