Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) were introduced originally as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones, additional benefits noted whilst using this treatment included bone healing and accelerated tissue healing and has since been successfully extended to other therapeutic and wellness applications.
As Foot Pod podiatrists, RPW shockwave therapy enables us to utilize cutting edge technology to provide an effective and non-invasive treatment for difficult to treat and/or chronic insertion and soft tissue pathologies such as Plantar Fasciitis/heel pain/heel spur and Achilles Tendinitis.
The benefits of using RPW Shockwave Therapy include;
- Pain Reduction
- Increased metabolism at a tissue cellular level
- Revascularisation with new blood flow in the area promoting tissue healing and regeneration
- Normalising of muscle tone.
Patients generally require 3 – 5 treatment sessions for RPW to be effective although most patients start feeling the benefits after as little as one treatment.
This therapy is part of a treatment pathway that has been designed specifically for the treatment of Plantar fasciitis/Heel Pain/Heel Spur and Achilles Tendinitis and would be discussed in more detail if the Podiatrist deems this necessary for the resolution of your presenting complaint.