Shockwave Therapy

David Jenson, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Jenson Foot & Ankle Specialists

David Jenson, DPM

Podiatrist located in The Woodlands, TX & Houston, TX

In podiatry, as in life, having options is always a good thing. At Jenson Foot and Ankle Specialists in Shenandoah, Texas, David Jenson, DPM, is excited to offer shockwave therapy as one of many advanced treatments to help the men and women in his care find lasting relief from painful conditions. To explore shockwave therapy and other treatment options, schedule a one-on-one consultation today. Setting up your appointment is as easy as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling tool.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy?

If the term “shockwave” prompts you to envision a sudden, jarring course of electricity running through your body, don’t be alarmed. Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment, and shares absolutely no commonalities with electrocution.

The process uses compressed air to direct acoustic waves into the targeted tissue. The system used to administer these treatments allows Dr. Jenson to adjust the impulse frequency to avoid discomfort during sessions.

A typical treatment lasts around 15 minutes, and a common course of treatment is three sessions spaced out over a period of three weeks. Dr. Jenson can give you a better idea of your treatment plan during your consultation.

What issues can shockwave therapy treat?

Shockwave therapy is a great treatment approach for tendonitis, heel spurs, and many types of sports injuries affecting the foot.

Shockwave therapy works by creating microscopic injuries in the capillaries of the targeted tissue. That increases the expression of numerous growth factors, which prompts your body to form new blood vessels to support faster healing.

The treatment also reduces inflammation, which is a primary source of pain. Once the targeted tissues are no longer swollen, healing and regeneration can move forward at an accelerated pace.

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?   

There are many reasons to try shockwave therapy, especially if you’ve already pursued other treatments that have not delivered results. Some of the benefits include:

  • Effective alternative to surgery
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for pharmaceutical therapies for pain or swelling

Shockwave therapy is generally very well-tolerated. You may have some temporary swelling, tenderness, or sensations of soreness for a few days after your treatment, but you’ll be able to resume normal activities almost immediately.

To learn more about shockwave therapy and other treatment options, book a visit with Dr. Jenson online or by phone.