Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from chronic tendon problems and pain. The Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland is proud to offer this treatment to men and women living in Washington, DC, Annapolis, Baltimore and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to deliver pressure to an affected tendon, alleviating pain and inflammation. Shockwave therapy produces both immediate and continued results, often without the need for additional or maintenance treatments. The shockwave therapy treatment may be a good option for patients who have not achieved satisfactory results from more conservative treatment approaches. Benefits of shockwave therapy include:
- Pain relief
- Improved mobility
- Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
- No downtime
How Much Does Shockwave Therapy Cost?
The cost of shockwave therapy at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland is $500, but we may recommend multiple treatment sessions depending on the patient. After your consultation with Dr. Harrison, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment based upon your discussed treatment plan. To help keep this treatment affordable, we accept insurance and financing options.
What Can Shockwave Therapy Be Used For?
Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis and other tendonitis conditions, such as:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
What is the Shockwave Therapy Treatment Like?
Shockwave therapy can be performed with the aid of local anesthesia to make the treatment more comfortable for patients. During treatment, we will use a special machine to deliver pressure to the desired tendon via sound waves. The treatment process can take up to half an hour. After treatment, patients typically notice an immediate reduction in pain. Some patients may experience minor soreness a few hours after treatment, but this should fade quickly and will not prevent you from returning to work and other normal activities. You may notice continued improvements in your mobility and pain levels for up to three months after treatment.
How Many Shockwave Therapy Treatments Will I Need?
For optimal results, typically only one or two treatments are necessary. However, the number of treatments required will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland, we offer shockwave therapy and other advanced treatments to residents of Baltimore, Columbia and Annapolis, MD. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Harrison and determine if this treatment is right for you.