Plantar fasciitis and high ankle sprains are two of the most common orthopedic injuries, afflicting everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors. The pain and inﬂammation caused by these conditions can be debilitating, leading to extended downtime and impacting performance. However, a revolutionary treatment called shockwave therapy is providing new hope for faster recovery.
The Science Behind Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy, also known as acoustic wave therapy, has been used for decades in Europe to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. More recently, it has gained popularity in the United States as an effective way to treat chronic plantar fasciitis and high ankle sprains. During shockwave therapy, focused acoustic waves are directed at the affected area, stimulating healing and reducing pain and inﬂammation.
Proven Beneﬁts of Shockwave Therapy
Numerous studies have shown the beneﬁts of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and high ankle sprains. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery found that shockwave therapy provided “a highly effective treatment modality for chronic plantar fasciitis with long-term pain relief.” Similarly, a 2010 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that shockwave therapy could enable faster return to play for athletes suffering from high ankle sprains.
Our Approach at CENK Integrated Health
The doctors at CENK Integrated Health have been utilizing shockwave therapy to treat patients with plantar fasciitis and high ankle sprains for the past couple of years. We use a state-of-the-art machine called the Piezowave from Elevation USA. This advanced shockwave therapy equipment allows us to precisely target the affected tissue, delivering focused acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.
The Treatment Process
The treatments are done in the office and are non-invasive. Most patients report a reduction in pain after just a few sessions. Shockwave therapy helps break up scar tissue, increase blood ﬂow, and accelerate the healing process. Patients are able to return to their normal activities much sooner compared to other conservative treatments like rest, ice, immobilization, and oral anti-inﬂammatory medications.
Shockwave therapy represents an exciting advancement in the treatment of common orthopedic conditions like plantar fasciitis and high ankle sprains. While once primarily utilized by professional athletes, this innovative technology is now readily available from providers like CENK Integrated Health. If you’re suffering from one of these painful injuries, shockwave therapy may be the solution that gets you back on your feet again.
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