Shockwave Treatment

Dr. Anant Joshi is dedicated to providing each patient with the latest and greatest podiatric therapy. Shockwave therapy is an innovative approach that helps people recover from their injuries faster and more effectively. The best part? There is no surgery required! Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC is excited to offer this solution to our patients that need it the most. 

The Basics of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a breakthrough discovery helping patients recover from pain and injury. The equipment produces low-frequency sound waves that are aimed directly at an injury. The treatment does not require any incisions and does not result in tissue damage. Instead, the technology helps stimulate the body’s healing process in the targeted location. 

When to Use Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is usually not the initial approach podiatrists take when treating injuries. While rest and changes to your lifestyle can heal minor damage, chronic injuries are more problematic. Shockwave therapy is ideal for injuries to connective tissues that have been resistant to other forms of treatment. 

Ideal Candidates for Shockwave Therapy

This approach is not designed for every type of joint injury. Shockwave therapy should be used for patients who have been evaluated for a chronic injury. This treatment should also only be used under the watchful eye of a trained and licensed podiatrist like Dr. Anant Joshi. After a physical examination, he can suggest a range of treatment options for you. If you are suffering from a chronic tendon issue, Shockwave therapy can be part of an effective treatment plan. 

Some common injuries that are corrected with Shockwave therapy are: 

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Hallux rigidus

  • Heel spurs

Understanding Treatment

If you are an ideal candidate for Shockwave therapy, you may want to know what to expect during the treatment. Patients should have treatments weekly for 3-6 weeks. The length of treatment will depend on the extent of your injury and how therapy progresses. Each treatment only lasts 4-5 minutes. Some people indicated that there is some discomfort during the treatment. It’s important to communicate if you feel pain so that your doctor can adjust the intensity to make it more comfortable. Dr. Anant Joshi may suggest other treatment options depending on the nature of your injury and response to treatment. Other options may include stretching, physical therapy, strength exercises, or custom orthotics. 

Shockwave therapy can trigger some swelling at the application site. This swelling is normal and part of the body’s natural healing process. While you may want to take medications to reduce the swelling, it is important to allow the swelling to heal your injury. Talk to Dr. Anant Joshi to learn if you should use ice to reduce swelling. 

Some Restrictions

There may be some restrictions that apply when using Shockwave therapy. It is essential to work with a licensed podiatrist to ensure that you receive proper care. This method is also not recommended for patients who have:

  • Metabolic bone condition

  • Circulatory disorders

  • Nerve disorders

  • Open Wounds

  • Pregnancy

  • Infections

  • Tumors

There may be other conditions that your doctor should know about, so be sure to disclose your complete medical history during your appointment. 

Contact Us

Are you interested in learning more about Shockwave therapy and its many benefits? Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC is thrilled to offer this treatment to our Woodland Park, NJ patients. Contact Dr. Anant Joshi to learn if you are a candidate for this ground-breaking therapy. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions and get you back on the road to recovery!