What is shockwave therapy?
Do I need shockwave therapy?
My friend has shockwave therapy and it didn't work?
Does shockwave therapy hurt?
We have it and yes, we use it.
Does that mean every single patient needs it? Definitely not.
Shockwave therapy, which has some moderate evidence (despite what people will tell you) is a great tool for chronic conditions such as plantar heel pain. Recent evidence has shown its better than a placebo... that means it’s better than using something which wasn’t meant to have a therapeutic effect. So.. yeah, I could probably get the same result but making you eat six bananas every day and comparing the difference. No studies have compared shockwave in conjunction with other therapies, which is how it should be used and explained. We will NEVER say, this is the magic wand and say that all we need is shockwave. We get the best results with a combination of treatment modalities. For example, graded exposure through strength and conditioning related principles, imaging (X-ray/US) taping, general activity modification, possible change in footwear, orthosis (if warranted) and a through treatment road map in conjunction with shockwave therapy.
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In our comprehensive blog post, we aim to address common questions and concerns regarding pediatric podiatry—the specialized field of foot care for children. We understand that parents often have inquiries about their child’s foot development, common conditions, and appropriate footwear choices. With expert insights and evidence-based information, we provide valuable guidance to help parents navigate the world of children’s foot health. Whether you’re curious about normal foot milestones, tips for maintaining healthy feet, or identifying signs of potential issues, our blog has you covered. Empower yourself with the knowledge needed to ensure your child’s feet are supported, comfortable, and ready to take each step with confidence.
Welcome to the Achieve Podiatry blog, your trusted source for all things related to foot health and well-being. In this article, we will be delving into the intricate world of heel pain and exploring the essential prognostic factors that can help determine its course and outcome. Understanding these factors is crucial in developing effective treatment plans and achieving long-lasting relief. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of heel pain prognosis and gain valuable insights from the experienced team at Achieve Podiatry. Get ready to take a step towards better foot health and a pain-free life.
How Advancement in Bone Science Should Inform the Examination and Treatment of Femoral Shaft Bone Stress Injuries in Running Athletes TAKEAWAYS: Endurance runners (especially female) with a dull ache, made worse with running and better with non-impact activity should be considered to have a bone stress injury unless cleared otherwise. Strength testing, motion testing,…
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common problem among runners, and treating it can be a challenge for clinicians. One promising treatment option that has gained attention in recent years is the use of minimalist running shoes. These shoes have a low profile and minimal cushioning, which are believed to encourage a more natural running gait and reduce the impact forces experienced by the body while running. Could minimalist running shoes be the key to managing PFP?
Midfoot pain can be a debilitating condition that can affect anyone, from athletes to office workers. This type of pain is often felt in the arch of the foot or the middle of the foot and can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse injuries, stress fractures, and arthritis.
Looking for relief from foot or heel pain in Newcastle? Our blog discusses the effectiveness of injections in improving foot function and reducing pain. While all studies had a high risk of bias, our analysis shows that DPT resulted in short-term improvements in pain and foot function compared to control groups, including exercises and placebo. As a trusted Newcastle podiatrist, we offer personalized treatment plans to help you achieve long-term relief from foot pain.
Male football players frequently get groyne injuries, which make up a sizable portion of time-loss injuries. According to a recent study, football players’ chances of experiencing groyne issues might be greatly decreased by adding only one exercise to their adductor strengthening regimen. A straightforward exercise from the Adductor Strengthening Plan can be integrated into routine warm-ups. In both the ITT and PP analyses, the programme decreased the prevalence of groyne issues by 41% and 47%, respectively. The findings imply that the ASP should be incorporated into senior male football players’ training, and it might also be advantageous for athletes in other sports with comparable movement patterns.
At Achieve Podiatry, we understand the importance of strength training in preventing running injuries. As experienced Newcastle podiatrists, we have seen first hand the impact that a lack of strength in certain muscles can have on a runner’s performance and overall foot health. In this blog, we will dive into the science behind why strength training is crucial for reducing the risk of running injuries, and provide tips and exercises to help runners incorporate strength training into their routine.
Are you dealing with a nagging hamstring injury that just won’t seem to heal? You’re not alone. Hamstring injuries are common among athletes and active individuals, and can be frustrating to deal with. But don’t despair – with the right rehabilitation techniques and a commitment to consistency, you can get your hamstring back to full strength and function. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most effective exercises and strategies for rehabilitating your hamstring injury and getting you back to the activities you love