What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a cutting-edge technology proven to accelerate healing for soft tissue tendinopathy. It’s an advanced, non-invasive, and highly effective treatment method that boosts blood circulation and speeds up the healing process, promoting gradual regeneration of damaged tissue.

What conditions can be treated with Radial Shockwave Therapy?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Shin Splints 
  • And More!

How Does Radial Shockwave Therapy work?

When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process, and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves of the EnPuls penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body’s natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain bio-chemicals that intensify the body’s natural healing process. These bio-chemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue.

What Do Studies Show?

There have been extensive studies done on Radial Shockwave Therapy over the past 20 years. These studies show an average 80% success rate.

How is RSWT performed?

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The system comprises a machine with an applicator resembling an ultrasound, administered weekly for 4 to 5 treatments. Treatment duration, approximately 5 minutes, varies based on the treated areas’ size and number. Experienced doctors or staff conduct all treatments. The doctor administers ballistic waves through the applicator with slow, circular motions over the affected area. Some minor discomfort may occur during treatment, aiding in isolating genuinely injured areas.

Why consider Radial Shockwave Therapy?

RSWT has a proven success rate equal to or greater than traditional treatment methods, including surgery, without the associated risks, complications, and lengthy recovery periods.
There are no incisions, infection risks, or scar tissue as with surgery. Anesthesia isn’t required during the treatment, unlike high-energy shockwave therapy. Patients treated with RSWT can be active immediately, resuming their normal routine the same day. Many experience a significant and immediate reduction in pain, while others feel gradual results after each treatment.

Why RSWT instead of Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is 2 to 3 times a week for 6 weeks, and each session lasts no less than an hour. There’s usually a co-pay of $40 or more for each visit, accumulating to over $600 for 15 visits over six weeks. RSWT treatments are only once a week, lasting 5 minutes each. This highly effective modality is faster and more cost-effective than physical therapy, with RSWT treatments usually costing less than the total of your PT co-pays. If you seek fast results in less time and want to save money, RSWT treatment is a better choice.

What are the possible side effects?

There have been very few side effects reported. In rare cases, skin bruising may occur. Patients may also feel soreness in the area for a day or two afterward, similar to a strenuous workout.

Will I be in pain afterward? 

A day or two after the treatment, you may feel a slight discomfort, like a bruise, but that is normal and is a sign the treatment is working.

Is it covered by my Insurance? 

No. RSWT is not covered by insurance plans, but it is very affordable.

Meet Our Doctors

At the heart of our approach is a commitment to personally guide you through your health journey, tailor care plans to your unique needs, and embrace the latest breakthroughs in podiatric medicine.

Courtney Glenn and Gemma English, co-founders of our practice, embarked on this journey right after completing our residency. With a combined presence of eight years in the area, our commitment to podiatric care has grown alongside our community. Today, our practice flourishes with a dedicated team of approximately 13 professionals, all focused on providing exceptional and personalized care to our valued patients. We take pride in our roots and look forward to continuing our mission of keeping the community on their feet.

Courtney Glenn

Gemma English

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