Radial Shockwave Therapy® (RSWT) is a proven nonsurgical method for natural healing and pain relief of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain. At Valley Foot & Ankle in Renton, Washington, the experienced podiatry team uses RSWT to help patients who don’t get results from other types of treatment, allowing them to avoid surgery and downtime. Learn more about how this treatment could help you by calling the office or clicking online booking now.

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What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) sends soundwaves through your skin and into a damaged area to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.

A series of small shocks tricks your body into launching its major injury response, which means you start healing far faster and get dramatic pain relief at the same time.

Chronic soft tissue damage, such as plantar fasciitis, responds very well to RSWT. In fact, this therapy has a higher success rate than surgery.

What conditions does Radial Shockwave Therapy treat?

Radial Shockwave Therapy is highly effective for several chronic foot and ankle problems, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and chronic heel pain.

How does Radial Shockwave Therapy work?

The Valley Foot & Ankle team marks the treatment areas and applies a conductive gel to help the handheld RSWT device deliver impulses at exactly the right points. There’s no anesthesia required and the treatment is completely noninvasive.

You may experience some mild-to-moderate discomfort, but all patients tolerate the treatment very successfully.

Radial Shockwave Therapy works by triggering therapeutic effects through a large variety of molecular and cellular mechanisms. It reduces the presynaptic nerve fiber substances that lead to pain sensations, which reduces pain.

RSWT also creates new blood vessels, improves circulation, and activates mesenchymal stem cells around your damaged tissue to encourage healing.

How many Radial Shockwave Therapy treatments do I need?

The optimal treatment course is three treatments. You have treatments 7-10 days apart, and every session takes only 8-10 minutes.

What are the benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy offers many benefits for foot and ankle pain sufferers, including:

  • It’s nonsurgical, with a much better success rate than surgery
  • It doesn’t require oral or injected medications
  • There’s no downtime needed after treatments
  • Treatments are very fast and easy
  • It gets you back to full function quickly

For the right patient, Radial Shockwave Therapy offers enormous benefits with virtually zero risk of side effects or problems.

Radial Shockwave Therapy can be extremely beneficial for patients who don’t get results with other noninvasive treatments, like splinting and physical therapy.

It’s also a good choice if you’re tired of relying on short-term treatments like injections and want a long-term answer for plantar fasciitis or other pain-causing conditions.

Learn how Radial Shockwave Therapy can help your body recover on its own, without surgery. Call Valley Foot & Ankle or use the online scheduling tool now.