Shockwave Therapy for Foot and Heel Pain

“From shin splints, plantar fasciitis and stress fractures of the small bones in the feet – and let’s not forget corns, calluses, bunions, hammer toes, Morton’s neuroma and pump bumps – some women are taking a walk on the painful side.”

Trend-seeking consumers are toeing a torturous line with this pain for gain approach, selling their soles for height, confidence and style. They love their shoes, but their shoes do not love them back.

So what’s the walking wounded to do? For those aching feet and soft-tissue injuries, an innovative treatment called Shockwave Therapy may have sufferers footloose and fancy Free…More from the Toronto Sun’s article at Killer heels causing pain? Try Shockwave Therapy – Toronto Sun

So How does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Shockwave Therapy uses acoustic sound waves to regenrate and restore tissue, while causing angiogenesis (the creation of new blood vessels) to the injured region.  This allows for more blood flow, carrying vital nutrients and oxygen directly to the injured site, making for faster healing times.

According to recent studies and clinical trials Shockwave Therapy has approximately a 90% success rate from the pain and symptoms of plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the connective tissue on the base of the foot. Theis equates to 9 out of 10 patients suffering from plantar fasciitis were better a year later after Shockwave Therapy. Out of those treated for Achilles tendonitis, 76% were better, which is almost 8 out of 10.

Why Have Shockwave Therapy at Ace Physio in Toronto? 

According to the article the other physiotherapy clinics in Toronto are doing 5 minute treatments and charging $150 per treatment.  At Ace Physio we know from our clinical experience as one of the pioneers in Canada with this treatment that most clinics are under treating, offering minimilitic treatments, at these higher prices.  At Ace Physio we spend 30 minutes with our patients.  This allows us to perform a comprehensive treatment involving up to 4x the number of shocks provided by other Physiotherapy clinics in Toronto, all for the same price as our standard physiotherapy treatments of only $70.  We also employ the top of the line Storz MP200 Shockwave Therapy Machine, meaning we have more power, and speed than most of the other physiotherapy or chiropractic clinics in Toronto.  Our clinic is located right on the Yonge-College TTC Subway line, and In building parking is available from Wood St (1 street north of Carlton).

If you are currently suffering from foot or heel pain, call Ace Physio today!




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