Our Greensburg, Somerset, Mount Pleasant & Shadyside, PA Foot Pain Specialists offer Shockwave Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy (PRP)
SHOCKWAVE THERAPY FOR FOOT PAIN
Many patients come to our practice, Laurel Podiatry, with heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and multiple types of sports injuries. What we are doing is a treatment called Shockwave Therapy. It works by using intense pulses of sound waves to break up the scar tissue and increase blood flow to the injured area. This helps to reduce inflammation, relieve the pain and stimulate the body's own healing processes.
The procedure is performed in our office, and patients experience no down time. After the treatment, many patients experience immediate relief from their symptoms which continues to improve with subsequent treatments over 3-5 week period.
We see a high level of successful outcomes using shockwave especially when traditional conservative treatments have not been effective.Since we treat many athletes, I can really appreciate new non-invasive treatments like shockwave that helps keep my patients out of surgery and back in the game.
So, if you're experiencing chronic foot and ankle pain, or if you're suffering from an overuse injury, make an appointment to see us to determine if you are a candidate for Shockwave Therapy.
STEM CELL THERAPY
At our practice, Laurel Podiatry, we use a technique called platelet rich plasma therapy, known as PRP, that utilizes the body's own growth factors to stimulate the healing of soft tissue conditions. Our Foot Doctor also uses PRP for quicker and more complete healing of diabetic wounds.
PRP is performed using a small sample of your own blood in which we concentrate the growth factors and re-introduce them into the injured area. We have found that PRP promotes quicker and more complete healing with minimal down-time that allows our patients to resume their normal activities sooner. Sometimes we combine PRP with engineered living skin substitutes to enhance your healing capacity.
In addition, many problems that in the past required extensive surgery such as ligament and tendon tears, plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis are now being successfully treated without the need for open surgery.
If you've been suffering with tendinitis, a ligament injury, joint pain or acute soft tissue trauma PRP may be the best solution for you. Schedule an appointment with us for a consultation today.