Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive option for treating pain caused by tissue or tendon inflammation in the foot and ankle. It is an effective treatment for patients suffering from chronic tendinopathy that persists even after traditional treatments.
Chronic tendinopathy is complicated to treat and is usually accompanied by localized pain and pathological changes to a tendon. This condition affects both athletes and non-athletes. During treatment, pulsated soundwaves are passed through injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing.
The procedure is an effective non-surgical option to treat chronic conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. At Peninsula Podiatry, Dr. Neitzel offers ESWT (an FDA-approved procedure) to help our patients avoid painful injections and surgery. It is part of our goal to provide regenerative, less invasive treatment options to our patients.