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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy Questions and Answers

Shockwave therapy is often a preferred type of sports medicine treatment, although anyone with many types of injuries may benefit from this cutting-edge treatment. Our specialist will brief you about how shockwave therapy may benefit you. For more information, Call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Encino CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Studio City CA, Woodland Hills CA, Calabasas CA, West Hollywood CA, and San Fernando CA.

Shockwave Therapy Questions and Answers
Shockwave Therapy Questions and Answers

Table of Contents:

What is it?
How it works?
What it treats?

Consultation With Doctor – Golden Health & Beauty Center in Encino, CA


Through consult with the doctor .the treatment will be fully explained , how the treatment works, how often can it be done, what results to expect and sharing before & after photo album . Also the doctor will go over your goals and advise on different treatments and number of treatments necessary to achieve those goals.

Orthopedic Examination – Golden Health & Beauty Center in Encino, CA


The doctor will perform neurological and orthopedic examination on you.

Diagnosis – Golden Health & Beauty Center in Encino, CA


Doctor will come up with possible diagnosis and custom make treatment plan.

Treatment – Golden Health & Beauty Center in Encino, CA


Actual treatment will be performed.

What is it?

Wherever we go, whatever we do, our feet act as shock absorbers for all our activities, from walking to running to playing sports. We never realize how much our feet work for us every day until a problem arises. Having tendon problems or chronic musculoskeletal foot pain that don’t seem to respond to conservative at-home treatments or medicines is quite frustrating and needs proper attention. Shockwave Therapy Treatment has emerged as a promising treatment if you are suffering from chronic tendon problems.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment is a procedure that uses either pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to deliver shock waves to your body to help treat various chronic disorders.

Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a device used in orthopedics, urology, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and veterinary medicine, which helps in fast pain relief and mobility restoration. The therapy is a non-surgical one with no need for painkillers, makes it an ideal treatment to fasten recovery and heal various indications causing chronic foot pain.

How it works?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical technique that uses shockwaves to increase blood flow to the damaged areas of your foot to treat muscular problems by stimulating the body’s natural healing process to speed up healing.

During the process, a probe is placed on your skin, where an electrical charge will create shockwaves over the affected areas that are causing pain. Shockwave therapies are of two types: high-energy and low-energy. High-energy waves require a patient to receive a local anesthetic before the procedure, whereas low-energy waves can be done without anesthesia. Low-energy waves are more popular as it is more comfortable, and patients can even instruct the doctors about the exact areas of pain to provide more effective relief.

Though many patients can bear weight on foot right after their therapy, it is advisable to avoid any strenuous physical activity for a couple of weeks to make the healing process effective and fast.

What it treats?

Shockwave therapy is proven beneficial to people suffering from severe cases of Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. This procedure is commonly used to treat persistent or chronic heel pain that doesn’t respond to any other treatment options. However, shockwave therapy is not ideal for patients suffering from neuropathy or loss of sensation in their feet. They should not be used for treating patients who suffer from seizures or a heart condition as well. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your full medical history with our doctors’ team during your medical evaluation to ensure that this procedure is right for you.

Want to get the benefits of shockwave therapy to relieve yourself from foot pain? Book an appointment online or call us.