Orthotripsy is a form of shockwave therapy for the feet that’s both very real in its nature and positive effects. It is noninvasive and uses shockwaves that are high-intensity sound waves sent from a device that’s placed on the skin and spread outwards throughout the area. This has the effect of increasing blood flow and metabolic activity where discomfort is present which helps to hasten the healing process. Majority of individuals who undergo this procedure have some form of positive results whereby they experience relief from symptoms that were previously unresponsive to therapeutic treatments. The relief from the pain can be slight to complete depending on how long symptoms have been present and the extent of injury to the foot. After these waves are administered, there may be a numb feeling in the treated area at first; however, the pain will be reduced in some form.
Additional information about this treatment includes:
•Sessions for this procedure can last up to 10 minutes.
•Relief from discomfort can be expected to kick in after the first week and the full benefits of this procedure can be seen after approximately 2 months.
•Side effects from this procedure can include bruising or ruptured tendons. Patients, for the most part, do not experience these adverse reactions and are given the benefit of reduced pain in their feet.
Orthotripsy can be a great alternative to invasive surgical procedures. This form of shockwave therapy can penetrate the skin and speed up healing to injured areas of the feet without the complications from other complex procedures. Therefore, please contact us to learn more about how this innovative and wonderful treatment can assist with reducing pain in your feet! At the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849, TX, our team will use all available measures to help your feet get back on track. So, please make an appointment by calling our offices at any of the numbers provided above and experience the amazing reaction from shockwave therapy.