We are pleased to offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy at Tungate Chiropractic. ESWT is a non-surgical procedure used to heal chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis, and other chronic conditions.
ESWT benefits patients because their condition can be treated extracorporeally, meaning outside of the body. Since ESWT is non-invasive, no lengthy recovery period and virtually no side effects or time off from work. The same cannot be said with surgery.
Leading SoftWave Technology
Tissue Regeneration Technology
SoftWaves are unfocused shock waves that spread energy to a larger and deeper area of tissue. This allows for greater healing than radial waves without side effects.
- FDA Cleared
- Nationally Recognized
- Treats A Larger And Deeper Area Of Tissue
The SoftWave Difference
- No anesthesia or numbing agents needed
- No side effects
- Short Treatment time
- Quick recovery
Used at leading national international research and medical centers such as:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Shepherd’s Center and
- Memorial Sloam Kettering as well as Professional Sports organizations
Shock wave technology has been around for decades. SoftWave innovated a better way to advance tissue healing and regeneration in the healthcare fields of orthopedics, traumatology wound care, aesthetics, and urology.
Q: Are Steroid injections for Plantar Fasciitis still the standard of care?
A: At this time, we are recommending low intensity shock wave treatment ahead of steroid injections for plantar fasciitis at Tungate Chiropractic. This is for two main reasons. Although there is some chance of increased pain for a few days after the treatment, there is no systemic affect on the whole body and the treatment is a walk-in walk-out one. Also, it seems likely that the long acting corticosteroid would be forced out of the tissue if shock wave was used after an injection, thus moving it away from the site of action.
Q: What’s the biggest weakness in this therapy?
A: There are 2: This treatment is not covered by insurance at this time, but in office sessions are very affordable. The other potential downside to treatment is that it can be uncomfortable at the time of delivery and it can increase pain slightly after a session.
When ESWT is used on normal tissue is generally quite pleasant- no pain, but when used on areas of injured tissue or inflammation, there can be some discomfort associated with treatment.
We are currently using the treatment on a variety different condition including diabetic & peripheral neuropathy, chronic pain, whiplash, non healing fractures, ulcers or diabetic wounds, erectile dysfunction & chemo induced peripheral neuropathy.
So far, we have found that patients enjoy the near immediate decrease in pain & restoration of improved range of motion.
Q: What is the cost of Soft Shock wave therapy?
A: The treatment is often done three or four times at an interval of 4 to 7 days apart. The cost of the sessions can range from $100 dollars to $300 per session. In office financing is available if necessary.
If you wish to visit us to discuss treatment options, please call us at . Be sure to let us know that you want to discuss shock wave plantar fasciitis treatment to ensure that we assign our expert provider on soft wave therapy to evaluate you.