Extracorporeal shockwave treatment, also known as ESWT, is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option for intense, persistent heel pain associated with chronic plantar fasciitis. “Extracorporeal” means “outside the body.” Shockwaved, also known as pressure or sound waves, are generated from a special ESWT devce, and focused on the targeted tissues. The shockwaves are delivered outside the body to trigger an individual’s own repair mechanisms. The concept behind this therapy is that the shockwave stimulates and reactivates healing through microdisruptions of vascular or minimally vascular tissue to encourage the elements necessary to advance normal tissue healing. Additionally, shockwaves help to over-stimulate pain transmission nerves, which can lead to less sensitivity and pain.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!