At My FootDr podiatry centres, we use Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) every day on patients suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, painful trigger points and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy provides Fast, Safe and Convenient Pain Relief. RSWT has become the standard treatment and is used by top sports doctors throughout the world. The Swiss national ski team, the ATP tennis tournaments and the European football league all use the Swiss Dolorclast RSWT machines. It has proven its efficacy in many clinical trials and studies.
So…What Exactly is Shockwave Therapy?
RSWT is a non-invasive treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Acoustic shockwaves are passed through the skin and into an affected area at a set frequency using a hand-held applicator.
It stimulates the body to repair itself using its natural processes, as opposed to introducing an inorganic substance into the body.
Shockwave therapy delivers pneumatically driven shockwaves releasing high energy pulses that travel through the skin, inflamed/thickened tissue, calcification and bone. High energy pulses of ultrasound waves stimulate the body’s self-healing process. This results in increased circulation to the injured tissue and the breakdown of scar tissue and calcific deposits.
Shockwaves have shown to increase local blood circulation and metabolism. It helps in fibroblast recruitment and modulation, stimulate the regeneration processes from the healthy tissue surrounding the focus of the affliction; resulting in injury resolution.
My FootDr Shockwave Device
Effective, non-invasive solution for musculoskeletal pain
Does not require anaesthesia or any medications
Only takes 10-20 minutes per session
Only requires 3-6 sessions on average, spaced one week apart
Shockwave therapy is best suited for pain that has been present for six weeks or longer (chronic pain). Generally speaking, we use shockwave to help treat:
Do you suffer from chronic Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis?
RSWT is the single biggest advance in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (or fasciopathy) in the last 20 years when measured by persistent pain relief.
Commonly known as heel pain, plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of a ligament called the “Plantar Fascia”. The Plantar Fascia runs from the heel to the ball of the foot and helps to support the arch of the foot. Often, when it gets overstretched or strained, it becomes painful, irritated, inflamed and weaker due to microtears within the ligament secondary to repetitive microtrauma.
RSWT has been validated by international research teams around the world. This gives patients the best chance of providing sustained, persistent pain relief from their plantar fasciitis. At My FootDr all of our staff have undergone specialty training on the use of RSWT.
1. Low Dye Strapping
Low Dye Strapping helps to splint the injured plantar fascia.
2. Orthotic Devices
Orthotic devices help to reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
3. Stretching of the Calf Complex
Stretching of the calf complex helps reduce tension and load on the plantar fascia.
4. Supportive footwear and Arch Support Sandals
Supportive footwear and arch support sandals prevent overstretching of the plantar fascia.
The Podiatry team at My FootDr Singapore is highly trained and skilled at treating and resolving chronic pain conditions holistically.