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Radial Shockwave Therapy

20/01/2024 by Mary Moore0

So often in January patients come into our clinic fed up with plantar fasciitis and heel pain. They desperately want to shake of the excesses of Christmas but their heel pain is holding them back from increasing their steps!!!

They have signed up to the gym classes but the thoughts of treadmills, shuttle runs, and burpees send pain shivers down their heels.
A couch to 5km appeals but very hard to progress if your heel throbs the next morning after you get up from bed or even when get off a chair or out of the car
Good news don’t despair, Radial shockwave the super evidence-based therapy to relieve stubborn heel pain and break the pain cycle is available at Mary Moore Podiatry.

Is 2024, Freedom from Heel Pain?
Radial Shockwave could be the answer!

If you require our assistance with protecting your active feet please BOOK ONLINE , or call us on 018623866, or else email,

How Radial Shockwave Therapy Can Help You With Stubborn Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain in your feet, ankles or knees, you may have heard of radial shockwave therapy as a possible treatment option. But what is radial shockwave therapy and how does it work? In this blog post, we will explain the benefits of radial shockwave therapy for common podiatric conditions such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, and patella tendinopathy.

What is radial shockwave therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy is a non-invasive technique that uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate the natural healing process of the body. The shockwaves are delivered to the affected area through a handheld device, creating microtrauma and inflammation in the damaged tissues. This triggers the body to increase blood circulation, remove metabolic waste and toxins, and produce new collagen and blood vessels. As a result, the tissues regenerate and heal faster, reducing pain and improving function.

What are the benefits of radial shockwave therapy?

Radial shockwave therapy is an effective treatment option for chronic pain conditions that do not respond well to conventional therapies, such as medication, injections or surgery. Some of the benefits of radial shockwave therapy are:

  • It is safe and has minimal side effects.
  • Sustaining a compressive load on the heel while your big toe was hyper- or over-extended.
  • It is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia.
  • It is fast and convenient, with each session lasting about 15 minutes.
  • It has a high success rate, with up to 80% of patients reporting significant pain
    relief and improved mobility.
  • It can prevent the need for surgery or reduce the recovery time after surgery.

What conditions can radial shockwave therapy treat?

Radial shockwave therapy can treat a variety of podiatric conditions that cause chronic pain and disability, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis: a common condition that causes heel pain due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
  • Achilles tendinopathy: a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle due to degeneration or overuse of the achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
  • Patella tendonopathy: a condition that causes pain and swelling in the front of the knee due to inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shin bone.

Radial shockwave therapy can help these conditions by breaking down scar tissue and calcifications, reducing inflammation and pain, and stimulating the healing and regeneration of the tendons and fascia.

How to get radial shockwave therapy?

If you are interested in radial shockwave therapy, you should consult with our CORU registered podiatrists at Mary Moore Podiatry. We can assess your condition and determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Your podiatrist will also explain the procedure, the risks and benefits, and the expected outcomes of radial shockwave therapy. You will typically need 3 to 5 sessions of radial shockwave therapy, spaced one week apart, to achieve optimal results. You will also need to follow a home exercise program to enhance the effects of radial shockwave therapy and prevent recurrence of the pain.

Radial shockwave therapy is a proven and effective treatment option for chronic pain conditions that affect the feet, ankles and knees. If you want to learn more about radial shockwave therapy or book an appointment with our podiatrists, please visit our website or contact us today. We are happy to help you with your podiatric needs and improve your quality of life.

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Mary Moore & Associates Dublin Podiatry clinics based in Glasnevin and Donnybrook Foot Mechanics are modern centres for all your footcare needs. In particular, Mary has specialist expertise in Podiatric Biomechanics and gait analysis using digital Video Gait Analysis and computerized Pressure Measurement Systems.

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