• Shock and Awe! Extracorporeal Therapy

    Foot pain, such as plantar fasciitis and tendonitis cause such severe pain that everyday activities become challenging. With all of the treatment options and pain relieving solutions out there it is confusing and even scary to understand what is really possible. Most start with conservative, over the counter or patient lead solutions to relieve pain before surgery is considered. In some cases conservative treatments like extracorporeal therapy can completely relieve the problem.

    Extracorporeal therapy, also known as shock wave therapy, uses high-energy sound waves to deliver targeted pressure to damaged musculoskeletal tissues in the foot and ankle. This non-invasive therapy causes the body’s natural healing mechanisms to kick in, as more blood flow is routed to treated areas. This process improves inflammation through time to relieve pain and instability that might get in the way of normal activities. Multiple treatments may be necessary, depending on the type of damage to the soft tissues and the extent of the injuries or degenerative condition.

    At MK Orthopaedics, you can find relief from foot pain in Joliet under the care of our podiatric surgeons, Dr. Joe George and Dr. Aaron Kim. To schedule a consultation with our team for an evaluation of your foot and ankle pain, give us a call at (815) 741-6900.