Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is Kansas City foot and Ankle and the Heel Pain Center of Kansas City’s most innovative and advanced non-invasive treatment for heel pain, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
Clinically proven to safely and effectively relieve pain and restore mobility, ESWT is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries including sprains and strains. High-pressure energy in the form of acoustic waves or pulses is delivered to the painful area of the foot or ankle. The high-level energy interacts with the damaged tissues promoting repair and regeneration of healthy tissue.
The typical treatment plan consists of four treatments spaced a week apart. The treatment is performed right in our office without the need for local anesthesia. Each treatment visit is about ten minutes, and you are able to wear your normal shoes and continue with normal daily activities right away. Some patients report some relief after the first treatment. However, the effects are most noticeable after the second or third treatment.
With no injections, medications or invasive procedures, ESWT is the perfect treatment for the relief of your foot and ankle pain. If you or someone you know is suffering from heel, foot or ankle pain, our doctors can help get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and comfortably. Call our office at 816-943-1111 to schedule an appointment.