Shockwave therapy to treat calf muscle tightness

calf muscle tightness

Walk This Way Podiatry is proud to provide shockwave therapy with our EMS Swiss Dolorclast system. Effective for a range of orthopeadic and soft tissue injuries, the Dolorclast is not only used by elite sporting teams but is also the official shockwave treatment for the Olympic Games.

What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy is the application of high-intensity sound waves to chronic musculoskeletal injuries. When applied to an injured area these shockwaves provide pain relief by increasing blood flow, decreasing surrounding muscle tension and stimulating long-term tissue repair.

At Walk This Way Podiatry we use ESWT successfully every day to treat Calf Muscle Tightness.

At your appointment:

After a thorough assessment of your injury, shock waves are applied via a hand-held applicator against the skin. The initial phase of treatment may cause some pain, however, this indicates correct targeting of the area. This is usually followed by numbness and heaviness in the area and the latter stages of treatment are more comfortable. The treatment sessions are up to 10 minutes in duration during which you may receive up to 2500 pulses. Depending on your condition you may require 3 to 5 treatments each one week apart.

Don’t let your injuries get the better of you. We care about your health and fitness. Make an appointment for an assessment and shockwave therapy today!

Shockwave therapy to treat plantar fasciitis

Shockwave therapy to treat plantar fasciitis

Walk This Way Podiatry is proud to provide shockwave therapy with our EMS Swiss Dolorclast system. Effective for a range of orthopeadic and soft tissue injuries, the Dolorclast is not only used by elite sporting teams but is also the official shockwave treatment for the Olympic Games.

What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy is the application of high-intensity sound waves to chronic musculoskeletal injuries. When applied to an injured area these shockwaves provide pain relief by increasing blood flow, decreasing surrounding muscle tension and stimulating long-term tissue repair.

At Walk This Way Podiatry we use ESWT successfully every day to treat Plantar Fasciitis.

After a thorough assessment of your injury, shock waves are applied via a hand-held applicator against the skin. The initial phase of treatment may cause some pain, however, this indicates correct targeting of the area. This is usually followed by numbness and heaviness in the area and the latter stages of treatment are more comfortable. The treatment sessions are up to 10 minutes in duration during which you may receive up to 2500 pulses. Depending on your condition you may require 3 to 5 treatments each one week apart.

Don’t let your injuries get the better of you. We care about your health and fitness. Make an appointment for an assessment and shockwave therapy today!

5 most common causes of foot pain

Foot pain is a universal problem. Given that we use our feet every day, it isn’t a surprise when we feel pain on our feet. Although some of us may not experience it that often, there are those who get used to the pain as just another part of the day.

Knowing the common causes of your foot pain will help you avoid it in the future, or guide you towards your next best step in fixing that painful feeling. Here are some of the most common causes of foot pain.

Ingrown toenails – These occur when the edges of your nail grows into the skin of your toe.and usually happen to the big toe. It’s best not to treat these yourself as you could make things even worse. Your toe could end up even more painful and become infected. Get professional treatment with the right equipment to deal with your ingrown toenail.

Corns and Calluses – These form after repeated rubbing against a bony area of the foot or against a shoe. Corns can appear on the tops and sides of your toes as well as between your toes. Calluses form on the bottom of the foot, especially around the heels and balls of the feet. These compressed patches of dead skin cells can be hard and painful. Don’t try to cut or remove corns and calluses yourself — see a Podiatrist for care.

Blisters – Soft pockets of raised skin filled with clear fluid, blisters are often painful and can make walking difficult. You may be tempted to pick at or burst a blister but you should leave a blister intact because an open blister can become infected. Covering your blister with an adhesive bandage can help protect it while it heals.

Plantar Fasciitis – Pain in the heel that usually happens with first steps in the morning and after long periods of walking and running. In some cases there may be night heel pain, difficulty sleeping and the occasional sensitivity to cold. The main causes includes an increase in workload and activity, tight calf muscles, flat feet and poor foot function and bad footwear. A professional will help diagnose the cause as well as treat the problem properly.

Bunions – A bump on the side of the big toe, which isn’t necessarily painful but over time, can start to cause problems especially if it is aggravated by wearing tight shoes, or standing for long periods of time. Consult a Podiatrist if you’re concerned about your bunion.

If you need help with any feet issues, contact us for some professional advice. We’re here to take care of your feet.

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!

This is where we share our knowledge and experience in all things podiatry and more. Our aim is to help you keep your feet in tip-top shape.

At Walk This Way Podiatry, we do our best to ensure that your experience with us is as easy as possible.

With the launch of our new website, patients can easily navigate the pages to get more information about feet issues and their solutions. At first glance, you will see all the services we offer to care for your feet.

Be it Fungal Nail Therapy, Orthotics, Heel Pain, Sports Injuries, Professional Foot Treatments or Radial Shockwave Therapy, Walk This Way Podiatry can provide it for you.

If you want to meet your friendly podiatrists, visit our About page to know more about us.

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