What Can I Expect from Treatment?
RSWT is most effective when carried out over a series of treatment sessions spaced over a few weeks or months. The sessions themselves are very brief—sometimes as little as five minutes.
Your doctor will help you determine the number and frequency of sessions that will be required. A fairly typical treatment course might include 3-5 total sessions, performed once per week, although this can vary depending on the type and severity of your condition.
It’s important to understand that, because RSWT is triggering your body’s natural healing and tissue regeneration processes (as opposed to simply dulling symptoms), it will take some time to feel the full effects of the treatment. Your body needs a chance to heal. Although you may notice some improvement right away, the maximum results may take a few weeks to a month or two.
That said, this also means that the effects of repeated treatment sessions are cumulative. Even if you don’t feel that much better after the first session, be patient—results should continue to improve after each subsequent session.
Is Radial Shockwave Therapy Right for Me?
If you are suffering from chronic heel pain that hasn’t seemed to respond to rest or other treatments, there is an excellent chance that RSWT may help you find the relief you need.
That said, it’s also just one of the many advanced treatments we have to help you here at Family Foot & Ankle Center. A thorough, accurate evaluation of your feet and ankles by one of our expert podiatrists is a necessary first step to determining an appropriate, customized treatment plan for your condition and lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with us, give our Upland, CA office a call today at (909) 920-0884, or request an appointment online.