Since opening in 2022 in Belfast, Feet Street Podiatry has aimed to provide the best solutions for patients suffering with lower limb conditions.
We are proud to announce that we will soon be offering shockwave therapy, a non-invasive solution that has garnered attention for its efficacy.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the intricacies of shockwave therapy, highlight the cutting-edge DolorClast Shockwave System, and delve into the scientifically-backed benefits that make Feet Street Podiatry a leader in podiatric care.
Understanding Shockwave Therapy:
Shockwave therapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that employs acoustic waves to stimulate healing in damaged or degenerated tissues. This therapy initiates a biological response, promoting increased blood circulation, accelerated tissue repair, and a reduction in inflammation—making it particularly effective for addressing lower limb conditions.
The DolorClast Shockwave System:
Feet Street Podiatry takes pride in utilizing the DolorClast Shockwave System, a state-of-the-art device renowned for its precision and efficacy. This advanced system ensures targeted delivery of shockwaves to specific areas, optimizing therapeutic effects while minimizing potential side effects. The DolorClast system’s reliability positions it as a leading force in the field of shockwave technology.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for Lower Limb Conditions:
- Pain Relief: Shockwave therapy has demonstrated significant success in alleviating pain associated with lower limb conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel spurs. By stimulating tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation, patients experience notable relief.
- Enhanced Blood Circulation: Improved blood flow to affected areas is a hallmark of shockwave therapy. This enhancement in circulation not only accelerates the natural healing process but also contributes to overall tissue health, aiding in a faster recovery.
- Non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime: A key advantage of shockwave therapy is its non-invasiveness. With no need for incisions or anesthesia, patients can resume their daily activities shortly after each session, providing a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.
The use of shockwave therapy is supported by current scientific evidence including:
- Gerdesmeyer L, et al. “Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2008.
- Speed CA, et al. “Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for tendonitis of the rotator cuff: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial.” The Lancet. 2009.
- Liao CD, et al. “Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Lower-Limb Tendinopathy: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2021.
The team of podiatrists at Feet Street pride themselves on their commitment to innovation and evidence-based practices. Backed by the cutting-edge DolorClast Shockwave System, Feet Street Podiatry continues to lead the charge in providing effective, evidence-based solutions for lower limb conditions. If you’re seeking expert podiatric care in Belfast, Feet Street Podiatry offers quality treatment and the path to a pain-free and active lifestyle.
If you feel that you could benefit from this treatment, or have any lower-limb queries, get in contact with the team at Feet Street!