What Is SoftWave Therapy?
SoftWave therapy is a form of shockwave therapy that stimulates tissues and promotes healing at the cellular level. Unlike other shockwave healing methods, SoftWave uses unfocused waves, allowing deeper tissue penetration.
What Does the Process for Plantar Fasciitis Therapy Involve?
During a therapy session for plantar fasciitis, a member of our team will apply ultrasound gel to the pain area. In this case, it would be the bottom of your foot. We will then place the handheld SoftWave device into position to deliver shockwaves to the foot.
Most patients feel a light tapping or pulsing during the 10 to 15 minutes it takes to complete therapy. Some patients report mild pain or discomfort, but this will fade as soon as we remove the SoftWave device. We may ask you questions during therapy to identify other pain areas and ensure we are reducing your pain.
Since we do not use anesthesia or a numbing agent to complete SoftWave therapy, there is no recovery time, and you can return home as soon as you finish. Generally, patients undergo multiple therapy sessions to experience the best results from shockwave therapy. The exact number of sessions you attend will depend on your pain levels and overall health goals.
What Can I Expect After the First Appointment?
One of the many benefits of SoftWave therapy is that you will experience immediate and long-lasting results. Many patients report experiencing a reduction in their pain levels after a single session and an improvement in mobility that lasts for a few hours to several days. Since SoftWave therapy focuses on activating the body's natural healing process, it can deliver longer-lasting results.
Take the First Step Toward Healing Plantar Fasciitis With Lazar Spinal Care
If you have plantar fasciitis, you already know the difficulties it can cause with everyday tasks such as walking and standing. Luckily, relief is in sight when you turn to Lazar Spinal Care. Our SoftWave therapy will target the tissues of your foot to reduce pain while promoting long-lasting healing. To learn more about our therapy processes, call our office or request an appointment online.
Give our Ann Arbor chiropractic office a call to begin your journey toward health!