Expert Foot & Ankle Injury Treatment from Our Fairfax, VA Podiatrists
FOOT & ANKLE INJURIES | SPORTS MEDICINE
Many of our patients present with foot or ankle injuries. These injuries could be the result of simply tripping on the stairs, stepping on a foreign object while barefoot or from playing their favorite sports activity. At Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center we offer a variety of services for sport-related injuries.
Common athletic injuries & issues we treat in-house include
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy For Pain Relief
Many patients come to our office with heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and multiple types of sports injuries. What we are doing is a treatment called Shockwave Therapy.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy works by using intense pulses of sound waves to break up the scar tissue and increase blood flow to the injured area. This helps to reduce inflammation, relieve the pain and stimulate the body's own healing processes. The procedure is performed in our office, and patients experience no down time.
After the treatment, many patients experience immediate relief from their symptoms which continues to improve with subsequent treatments over a 3-5 week period. Our Podiatrists see a high level of successful outcomes using shockwave especially when traditional conservative treatments have not been effective. Since we treat many athletes, we can really appreciate new non-invasive treatments like shockwave that helps keep my patients out of surgery and back in the game.
So, if you're experiencing chronic foot and ankle pain, or if you're suffering from an overuse injury, schedule an appointment with Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center to determine if you are a candidate for Shockwave Therapy