Dr. Block has been providing Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for over 12 years. ESWT has been instrumental in healing some chronic conditions such as chronic plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, intrasubstance achilles tendon ruptures, posterior tibial and peroneal tendonitis, bone pain, metatarsalgia and capsulitis of the ball of the toes, as well as difficult to heal wounds. ESWT is a virtually painless treatment focusing soundwaves to cross at a certain distance. Breaking up of kidney stones, lithotripsy, has used this same technology for years. The sound waves are directed at the kidney stones, and the crossing of soundwaves creates a physical reaction, like getting snapped with a rubber band. In the foot and ankle, this can break up scar tissue, increase fluid exchange in the tissue, and allow more blood flow to the area, allowing your body to heal itself naturally. This completely noninvasive treatment can be very helpful, and help YOU avoid surgery. If you have a foot or ankle condition you just can’t resolve, schedule a consultation to see if extracorporeal shockwave therapy would be an option for you!
ESWT has been studied and featured by more than 100 medical publications, including