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What are the benefits of shock wave therapy?

Ankle and foot conditions can be painful, but no one wants to undergo dangerous surgery to find relief. Luckily, non-surgical procedures such as shockwave therapy, can be an effective and safe treatment option.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

The minimally invasive procedure is highly effective and safe. Cleared by the FDA, patients only need to go under local anesthetic. The procedure is also affordable and requires no downtime afterward. In fact, the benefits are so great for patients that shockwave therapy has been used for over 20 years for orthopedic conditions.

Most patients require only three sessions each week for about two to three weeks.


How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

The advanced technology uses a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism and enhance blood circulation, as well as accelerating the healing process.

Shockwave therapy helps the damaged tissue regenerate and heal in little time. This is why most patients usually see relief after just three weeks of treatments. But some more severe cases could need up to four or five weeks of shockwave therapy treatment.

By eliminating pain and restoring mobility, the procedure improves the quality of life with no risk of infections and no scarring.

What Is Shockwave Therapy Used For?

Shockwave therapy can be an effective treatment option for a number of conditions such as

Achilles tendinitis, neuromas, and trigger points.

Common symptoms of an orthopedic condition include pain after or during walks, foot and ankle instability, and decreased mobility.  It is important to always receive an exam from your foot and ankle doctor in Scottsdale for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Achilles Tendinitis

The overuse of the Achilles tendon can cause extreme pain and is known as Achilles tendinitis. Symptoms include stiffness along the tendon and pain. The pain is extremely bad after exercising. Shockwave therapy will help with the thickening of the tendon and swelling to help you find relief.


 Morton’s neuroma causes a burning pain in the foot, usually around the ball of your foot. The stinging and sharp sensation can also lead to numbness in the toes. Since this involves the tissue around the nerves in your toes to thicken, shockwave therapy can be a beneficial treatment option.

Trigger points

Unfortunately, trigger points in your feet and ankles are very common. Symptoms include knots in your feet or ankle that are very sore.

Applying direct pressure on the trigger points will help you find relief and can be done with shockwave therapy.

The Foot and Ankle Center team is here to help you get back on your feet after suffering from a foot and ankle condition. We also specialize in shockwave therapy, offering only the best treatment options for each patient.


Dr. Kris Dinucci