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What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

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Radial Shockwave Therapy is an FDA cleared technology proven to increase the rate of healing for soft tissue tendinopathy. It is an advanced, non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate. 

What conditions can be treated with RSWT?

-Plantar Fasciitis                -Achilles Tendinitis

-Shin Splints                        -Foot Ulcers & more

How does RSWT work?

When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves of the Enpuls penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a micro-trauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body's natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain bio-chemicals that intensify the body's natural healing process. These bio-chemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue.

 

What do studies show?

There have been extensive studies done on Radial Shockwave Therapy over the past 20 years. These studies show between a 72% – 80% success rate.


How is RSWT performed?

The system is a machine with an applicator that looks like an ultrasound. It is administered once a week for a series of 4 to 5 treatments. Each treatment takes approximately 5 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated.

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The Doctor applies the applicator to the area and administers the ballistic waves by moving over the affected area in a very slow, circular motion. During the treatment, there may be some minor discomfort. Painful areas are helpful in isolating the truly injured areas.

 

Why consider Radial Shockwave Therapy?

RSWT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods, including surgery, without the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery periods. There are no incisions and no risk of infection, or scar tissue, like with surgery.

There is no need for anesthesia to be administered during the treatment, as opposed to high-energy shockwave therapy. Patients treated with RSWT may be active immediately and resume their normal routine the same day. Many patients find a significant and immediate reduction in their pain. Some patients will feel results gradually after each treatment.

 

Why RSWT instead of Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is 2 to 3 times a week, for 6 weeks and you are at the facility for no less than an hour. More importantly, there is usually a co-pay required for every visit which could be $40 or more. Over a six week period or 15 visits, this can add up to $600 in out of pocket co-pays.

The RSWT treatments are only once a week, for 5 minutes each. This is a highly effective modality which is faster and more effective than Physical therapy, and the cost of the RSWT treatments are usually LESS than the total of your PT co-pays. If you want fast results in less time, and would like to save money, the RSWT treatment is a better choice.

 

What are the possible side effects of RSWT?

There have been very few side effects reported. In rare cases, skin bruising may occur. Patients may also feel soreness in the area for a day or two afterward, similar to a strenuous workout.

 

Will I be in pain after RSWT treatment?

A day or two after the treatment you may feel a slight discomfort like a bruise, but that is normal and is a sign the treatment is working.

 

Is the RSWT treatment covered by my Insurance?

No. RSWT is not covered by insurance plans, but Click Here to schedule an appointment to ask your Doctor how they can make it affordable for you.


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Its time to get rid of your foot or ankle pain and get back in the race of life.  Our role in your life is to educate you and provide proven healing methods to promote rapid recovery and well being. We diagnose & treat to get you back on your feet. Take a STEP in the right direction today.  Click Here to schedule your appointment Today!

 





Read more here: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind ClinicalTrial Evaluating the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with anExtracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) Device:A North American Confirmatory Study



MICROVAS THERAPY

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MicroVas Therapy: What is it?

Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center offers non-surgical treatments, known as Microvas Therapy, the most advanced conservative treatment option available for patients who are suffering from all types of neuropathies. This means less surgeries and scars from healing wounds. We have treated cases of neuropathy using MicroVas Therapy and recorded tremendous results. 

Outside of your brain & spinal cord you have a complex network of nerves that connect throughout your body known as the peripheral nervous system. 


Potentially, many different conditions can effect the peripheral nervous system. Of these conditions, Peripheral neuropathy is the most common and the most life effecting. It can have a wide variety of causes; the most common are diabetic-related complications (Diabetic Neuropathy), a side effect of exposure to certain chemical toxins, (Chemotherapy Neuropathy), or certain vitamin deficiencies. Accurate diagnosis is essential in developing a treatment plan that will reduce the symptoms and return you back to an active lifestyle.

Our comprehensive foot exam will diagnose neuropathy, as well as rule out other conditions.


Common Neuropathy Symptoms

Regardless of how you acquired neuropathy, the symptoms are due largely to damage to the motor (muscle strength) and/or sensory component of the affected nerve. The patient will perceive nerve damage as:

  • Numbness and tingling into feet and or hands
  • Burning sensation into either or both extremities
  • Loss of sensation
  • Difficulty with or loss of balance
  • Weakness in arms or legs
  • A crawling sensation 
  • Stocking -glove sensation when barefooted

After an examination and screening process, if the physician feels you are a good candidate for MicroVas Therapy, an appropriate recommendation will be made.

MicroVas Therapy: How does it work?

MicroVas Therapy is an FDA cleared technology that has effectively treated neuropathy for over a decade.  MicroVas works by causing gentle passive muscle contraction and relaxation cycles to the muscles of the affected limb(s), via electronic muscle stimulation. This process increases tissue oxygen levels to damaged nerves, thus greatly accelerating the healing process. Our experience dictates that patients continue to report sustained results months and even years after the treatment has been completed. This supports the theory that MicroVas is building new blood vessels that result in sustained increased oxygen levels, decreased symptoms and returning you back to the activities you enjoy. 

Neuropathy Management with MicroVas

MicroVas Therapy is administered 3 times a week for a 4-week period. Each MicroVas session is 45 minutes, performed in a comfortable and relaxing environment. After 12 treatments, your condition is reevaluated and medical necessity for continued care will be assessed.

If you think you have neuropathy or have questions concerning MicroVas Therapy and would like a comprehensive evaluation,  please feel free to contact our office today at 404-241-7400 or  Click Here to schedule your appointment Today!


PEMF Therapy(Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields)

PEMF Can be used to aid multiple conditions, Below some are listed.

-Pain Relief
-Osteoporosis
-Arthritis
-Fibromyalgia 
-Rheumatic pain
-Athletic performance
-Back pain  
-Sports Injuries
-Stress reduction 
-Health and Fitness 
-Anti Aging  
-Fracture healing


PEMF therapy is based on more than 30 years of worldwide research carried out by renowned scientists and many years of practical experience by thousands of doctors, chiropractors and therapists.

 

Dozens of millions of Curatron PEMF treatments have been successfully done with Curatron PEMF systems, in almost 100 countries worldwide, improving dramatically the quality of life for millions of people!

 

Curatron PEMF therapy is very successful for pain relief as well as for many other conditions.

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Improved calcium transport increases absorption of calcium in bones and improves the quality of cartilage in joints, decreasing pain dramatically. Acute and even chronic pain, also caused by arthritis and osteoporosis, may disappear completely. 

It was found that disturbances in blood circulation and in metabolism play a key role in the development of diseases. Application of PEMF therapy, also called energy medicine, by pulsed electromagnetic fields with Curatron devices has a proven track record for more than 19 years. There are many scientific studies on the degree of effectiveness for pulsed electromagnetic fields therapy.  The Curatron systems are the only computerized systems using advanced Frequency Modulated Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field therapy (FM-PEMF). This technology generates time variable, low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields, which are far superior to other PEMF technologies. 

The Curatron systems are the only economical priced computerized PEMF systems generating sufficient energy to obtain a real therapeutic effect.  The excellence of the Curatron systems has made Curatronic Ltd. the undisputed leader of PEMF therapy devices on more than 5 continents around the world. Curatronic keeps overhead and profit margins as low as possible in order to offer the best PEMF therapy devices in the market, to as many people as possible!

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Neurvasia

Neurvasia™ is the new dual action product medical food that treats both peripheral neuropathy and  (and supports vascular health)vascular symptoms. It is Common medical wisdom that the nervous system is integrated with and dependent upon proper function on the circulatory system. The most effective therapy must address both systems. As all doctors know, the nervous system is not independent but is part of the neurovascular complex. The most effective therapy must address both systems.

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which damages nerves of the feet and/or legs. Common symptoms include tingling, numbness, sharp pains and/or burning pains to the affected parts of the body. For diagnosis & treatment of this condition Click Here to schedule your appointment Today!

Peripheral vascular disease creates damage and dysfunction of the arteries and veins of the vascular system.  This causes painful symptoms that include coolness, absence of hair growth, thin shiny skin, tingling, heaviness and stiffness in the feet and legs. Due to the integrated nature of the neurovascular system these physics homework solver free unrelenting symptoms sometimes overlap and accelerate damage.  Emphasizing the need for a comprehensive medical therapy with Neurvasia™ NV the neurovascular vitamin prescription.


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