Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Sarasota Foot Care Center

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Sarasota, FL

If you regularly experience foot or ankle pain, shockwave therapy provides a safe, effective, and completely noninvasive treatment option. At Sarasota Foot Care Center, with two convenient locations in Sarasota, Florida, the team proudly offers extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT®) as an outpatient procedure. To schedule an appointment today, call the office in Sarasota North or Gulf Gate Sarasota, or book a consultation online.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy or EPAT is an advanced and highly effective noninvasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. 

It uses proprietary technology to stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Damaged tissue treated with shockwave therapy gradually regenerates and heals.

What conditions can shockwave therapy treat?

The team at Sarasota Foot Care Center uses shockwave therapy to treat a variety of common foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Ankle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Foot pain
  • Fractures
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Tendinitis

They also use shockwave therapy to provide treatment for sports injuries.

Is shockwave therapy safe?

Shockwave therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. There are virtually no risks or side-effects. Some people experience some minor irritation following treatment, but this usually subsides within a day or two. You might also experience residual pain following a long day of work or after an intense workout.

Does shockwave therapy relieve pain right away?

It usually takes a series of three separate appointments to experience pain relief from shockwave therapy. Some people experience immediate relief, but the treatment takes longer for others. 

Make sure to follow your provider’s recovery instructions and attend all of your follow-up appointments at Sarasota Foot Care Center.

Clinical research suggests that 80% of patients who commit to treatment experience a significant reduction in pain. 

How does treatment with shockwave therapy work?

The team at Sarasota Foot Care Center performs shockwave therapy onsite as an outpatient procedure. 

On the day of your appointment, you lie face down on an exam table. Your provider applies coupling gel to the surface of your skin and runs a small hand-held applicator over your feet and ankles.

The applicator emits high-frequency pressure waves that bounce off of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your feet. This process encourages circulation and triggers your body’s natural healing process.

Are there other treatments similar to shockwave therapy?

Yes. In addition to shockwave therapy, the team at Sarasota Foot Care Center offers Noveon® NailLaser™ therapy. Noveon is an advanced treatment option that uses medical-grade lasers to safely treat and eradicate toenail fungus. 

Noveon has a proven track record of success and is much more effective than traditional toenail fungus treatments like oral medications and topical ointments.

If you regularly experience foot or heel pain, schedule a shockwave therapy appointment at Sarasota Foot Care Center. Call and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.