At Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists in Sturgis, MI, we use a wide range of therapies to help you deal with pain caused by plantar fasciitis, foot injuries, sprains, and more. We have five locations, which include: Sturgis, MI, Angola, IN, Coldwater, MI, Paw Paw, MI, and Portage, MI. Our treatment team consists of Dr. Christopher Bussema, Dr. Kathleen Bickle, and Dr. Robert Monfore. Shockwave therapy is used when you have pain, improving the blood flow to the area being treated. Our goal is to get you the treatment you need, so you can reduce pain and inflammation and heal.
The Basics of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy uses a device similar in appearance to the wand used for therapeutic ultrasound. It is painless and uses high-intensity sound waves to help heal the area where you are having problems. Although it's a new type of treatment, shockwave therapy has been shown to improve blood flow to the area to promote healing. Collagen production increases with the use of shockwave therapy, and both will reduce pain and inflammation in the area.
Shockwave Treatments in Podiatry
If you have chronic pain in your feet, shockwave treatment can be used for a variety of conditions. Some of the common problems shockwave treatments are used for include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Heel spurs
If you have pain in tendons, ligaments, or bursae, shockwave treatments can have a positive impact. This is a safe therapy that allows your body to heal by bringing nutrient dense blood to the area of injured tissue. This can be an excellent way to manage foot pain, especially pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
Schedule With a Podiatrist Now
If you are having problems with mobility, foot pain, or ankle problems, it's time to work with a podiatrist that can help. Contact Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists in Sturgis, MI at 800-856-1106, and set up an initial consultation with Dr. Bussema, Dr. Bickle, or Dr. Monfore today. Get the care you deserve to heal your injuries, and reduce or eliminate your pain. Through shockwave treatments, orthotics, stretching, and other treatments, you can improve your health through podiatry.