Fast, Effective Relief of Foot Pain in Melbourne

Shockwave Therapy for Foot Pain

Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment to treat many foot and ankle conditions including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, shin pain and other tendon pathologies.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment to treat many foot and ankle conditions including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, shin pain and other tendon pathologies. The shockwave is a physical soundwave “shock”, not an electric one. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option that can immediately reduce your pain and begin the tissue repair process. There are no side effects, you can walk in and walk out of the clinic and there is no time off work required.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is applied directly to the injured area so it can specifically target and treat the inflamed tissue without causing other side effects.

The treatment produces a local, mild inflammatory response which triggers the body to increase metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process (promotes the remodelling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues, such as tendinopathies, fasciitis, muscle strains etc).

Shockwave Therapy can help break down scar tissue and/or calcification and has been shown to improve people suffering from osteoarthritis.

One of the initial benefits is that pain is reduced by suppressing neurological mechanisms (inhibition of pain receptors). It often provides an immediate analgesic (numbing) effect on the painful area. This can be very useful for people experiencing significant localised pain to allow them to begin moving better with less pain.

How Can Shockwave Therapy Benefit You?

Reduces pain and inflammation

Improves healing of chronic foot conditions

Faster recovery time

Non-invasive and medication-free treatment

Potential to avoid surgery

Conditions Treated with Shockwave Therapy

Achilles tendinitis

Patellar tendinitis(jumper's knee)

Morton's neuroma


Why Choose Our Podiatry Practice for Shockwave Therapy?

Our podiatrists are experts in administering shockwave therapy, wielding this cutting-edge technology to tackle your pain at its source.

We take a personalised approach, starting with a comprehensive assessment to pinpoint the cause of your pain. If shockwave therapy is your optimal path, we'll create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This includes outlining the likely number of sessions, as well as incorporating other key elements like activity modification, rehab exercises, targeted soft tissue therapy, and optimising footwear with orthotics or taping. We utilise the EMS DolorClast®, a globally recognised leader in shockwave therapy, ensuring consistent, reliable, and research-backed treatments to get you back to doing what you love, faster.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Shockwave Therapy

It is a short treatment (usually less than 5 minutes) that may be uncomfortable. However, most people can easily tolerate it. However, if the treatment is too intense then adjustments on the machine can easily decrease the pressure you feel without compromising the effectiveness.
Normally three to five treatments are necessary at 2-5 day intervals; there is a small possibility that 2 or more additional treatments may be necessary if symptoms persist.
The risks and side-effects are minimal. Shockwave Therapy is regarded as a very safe treatment. You may experience some mild bruising or redness in the area, and it may feel sore after the treatment, but this usually subsides after a few hours.
Yes,although you will need to check with your health insurer.

A successful treatment is considered as a patient having at least 75% reduction in pain within 3 months. Worldwide, success rates are around 80 to 90% for full resolution of symptoms.

Although the short-term effects alone are exceptional, the long-term benefits of this treatment may take up to 3-4 months. If after this time there has not been any marked improvement, you should see your podiatrist for further treatment options.

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