Shockwave Therapy Specialist

Karyn L. Goldberg, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC

Karyn L. Goldberg, DPM

Podiatrist located in Livingston, NJ

If you struggle with foot or ankle pain (from Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendinitis, for example) and prefer noninvasive treatments to relieve your discomfort, rely on Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC in Livingston, New Jersey. Skilled podiatrist Karyn L. Goldberg, DPM, offers radial shockwave therapy to restore damaged tissues without any downtime. Call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is radial shockwave therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy is a noninvasive technology that enhances your body’s natural ability to heal from soft tissue tendinopathy. This FDA-cleared treatment offers a variety of health and wellness benefits and often reduces the need for addictive pain medicine or invasive surgery. Radial shockwave therapy reduces pain and speeds up the healing of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Neuromas, and other foot and ankle issues you may encounter. 

What are the benefits of radial shockwave therapy?

Some of the many benefits you can expect after radial shockwave therapy at Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC include:

  • Faster healing 
  • Less foot and ankle pain
  • Cell regeneration
  • Improved blood circulation 
  • No addictive medicine
  • No surgery
  • No downtime
  • No risk of complications
  • Reduced need for surgery
  • No lengthy recovery periods
  • No incisions
  • No risk of infection
  • Short treatment times

Extensive studies show that using radial shockwave therapy has a 72%-80% success rate for treating a variety of conditions, including foot and ankle problems.

How does radial shockwave therapy work?

Radial shockwave therapy being applied to a footRadial shockwave therapy uses ballistic sound waves to deeply penetrate soft tissues, causing microtrauma that stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate cells. 

Sound wave energy also causes your body to release biochemicals, which have healing properties. They help produce new microscopic blood vessels in soft tissues.

What should I expect during my treatment?

During radial shockwave therapy, you relax in a comfortable chair. Using slow, circular motions, your provider applies an applicator to the treatment area to emit ballistic waves into targeted tissues. 

During the procedure, you may feel minor discomfort; however, the treatment is quick, at about five minutes per treatment session. 

Your doctor could recommend 4-5 radial shockwave therapy treatments, each spaced a week apart. This schedule is far more patient-friendly than physical therapy, which can involve multiple appointments covering several hours per week, often with mounting co-pays costs.

What happens after radial shockwave therapy?

There’s no downtime after receiving radial shockwave therapy. You can resume normal activities immediately, but you may have some soreness or bruising for a day or two. Slight pain or discomfort isn’t unusual, and it actually indicates that the treatment is working.

You can expect less pain, with continued improvements in musculoskeletal functions emerging gradually. 

 Radial Shockwave Therapy machine

RSWT is not covered by insurance.

To learn more about radial shockwave therapy and find out whether it's right for you, call the Goldberg Podiatry Center, LLC office today. 

Our goal is to provide evidence-based care using the newest research and technology.