Shockwave Therapy 


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Shockwave Therapy services offered in Fort Worth TX

When you have foot or ankle pain, it can make your daily activities seem impossible. At the Ankle & Foot Institute of TX, Matthew W. Cerniglia, DPM, and his team offer shockwave therapy as a treatment option for many foot and ankle conditions. For patients located in the Saginaw, Texas community, shockwave therapy is an effective treatment alternative to other more invasive procedures. Call the office or book a consultation online today to find out if shockwave therapy could help you.

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What is shockwave therapy? 

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, also known as SWT, is a type of treatment used on chronic musculoskeletal problems. It’s typically used for mid to large-sized tendons, where they connect to the bone. 

Shockwave therapy uses either electromagnetic pulses or highly pressurized air to produce shockwaves that are sent to a specific area in your body. This helps your body dig into its healing properties and focus on the problem area. 

The main goal of SWT is to promote tissue healing around the troublesome area and reduce pain and other symptoms associated with the condition.

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What conditions does shockwave therapy help?

Shockwave therapy is used for a number of different musculoskeletal problems in the body. This therapy is used on many sports medicine issues, including tennis elbow and jumper’s knee. At the Ankle & Foot Institute of TX, Dr. Cerniglia uses SWT for the following conditions:

-Achilles tendonitis
-Plantar fasciitis
-Morton’s neuroma
-Peroneal tendonitis
-Posterior tibial tendonitis

How does shockwave therapy work?

SWT works by sending low or high-energy shockwaves to the area that’s causing pain or other symptoms. These shockwaves cause something known as microtrauma to the area.

Microtrauma is a tiny amount of tissue damage that stimulates your body’s healing capabilities in the treatment area. Once your body initiates this process, it delivers increased blood flow and extra nutrients to the area. 

The increased circulation and nutrients allow that area to heal quicker than with more conservative measures alone. It also decreases pain by reducing inflammation and damage to the surrounding area. 

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What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

SWT has a number of benefits over more invasive types of procedures. For instance, some of the main benefits of this type of treatment are:

-Low risk of complications
-Minimally invasive
-Helps delay surgical intervention
-No cut or incision
-Decreased pain or symptoms

For pain that doesn’t seem to get better with other treatments, SWT is a great option to relieve pain and avoid more invasive procedures. While it doesn’t work for everyone, it’s still often a better option for musculoskeletal problems than invasive procedures.

To learn more about shockwave therapy, call the office in Saginaw, Texas, today or book an appointment online.

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Shockwave Therapy treatments

-Single treatments: $200

-Discounted treatments: $800

If you suffer from chronic, stubborn pain, you and your physician will decide if Shockwave is right for you.