If you’re like many of the patients that come into Carrollton Foot Center for skilled help in resolving their foot and ankle related ailments, it has probably crossed your mind that surgery might be suggested for you. Sometimes, surgery really is the best option for some people! Dr. Lilly Khavari strongly believes, however, that everyone deserves to know all of their options before opting for surgical intervention. Have you recently been diagnosed with a foot or ankle condition like plantar fasciitis, neuromas, Achilles tendinitis, or diabetic wounds that are struggling to heal? For these conditions, as well as others, relief can be found in an innovative treatment called Radial Shockwave Therapy, or RSWT.
Similar to the machinery of an ultrasound machine, the RSWT machine is small and easy to use. Its applicator is placed on the area(s) of concern and the shockwave treatment is administered in about five minutes, just once per week! Shockwave therapy works by using “ballistic sound waves” which “penetrate deep through your soft tissue,” and ultimately triggers the natural healing response of the body to that specific area which builds new microscopic blood vessels and promotes circulatory health.
Shockwave therapy is an attractive alternative to surgery for many reasons. One of the most appealing reasons, however, is how minimally invasive shockwave therapy truly is when compared to surgical intervention. There is always a time and place for surgery, but imagine getting the same or even better results without any of the downtime or a long and drawn out healing process! With a success rate of 80% in the majority of patients who experience shockwave therapy for themselves, it’s easy to see why you would want to talk to Dr. Khavari and team to see if shockwave therapy is right for you before deciding on surgical intervention. Know your options! Call us today at 469-998-3668 to schedule a consultation.