Greater trochanteric pain syndrome affects about 10 to 25 percent of the population, of which symptoms include lateral hip pain. The syndrome seems to affect women more than men, and older individuals are more prone to the condition. The treatment options for greater trochanteric pain syndrome are limited, but shockwave therapy is one possible solution. According to studies, shockwave therapy effectively reduced pain in patients who responded to the treatment. In addition to shockwave therapy, exercises to strengthen your muscles can supplement recovery from the syndrome.
Shockwave therapy is a treatment commonly used to treat various injuries and conditions, particularly plantar fasciitis in the feet. To learn more, contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will fulfill your foot and ankle needs.
Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.
Who Benefits from Shockwave?
Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.
Fast and Easy
The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, attacking the source of the problem so treatment lasts for a long time.
Treatment & Recovery Time
Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.