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Shockwave Therapy

Acoustic waves to stimulate healing

Shockwave therapy delivers high-energy acoustic waves passed from a handpiece held against the skin. It is non-invasive for musculoskeletal pain. Shockwave therapy helps stimulate the body’s natural healing factors to the painful affected areas. 

Shockwave therapy was first used to treat musculoskeletal pain and conditions in the 1980s. Since then, it has been extensively researched with robust evidence supporting its use in conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy.

What To Expect For Your Shockwave Therapy Session

Shockwave therapy treatment sessions are about 10-15 minutes in length, during which you can be given up to 4000 pulses during each session. This is typically done at weekly intervals. Many patients get pain reduction after the initial 1-2 sessions, and most require 4-6 sessions for pain relief and to get back to their normal activity.

Does Shockwave Therapy hurt?

Shockwave therapy may cause discomfort, particularly when higher power levels are employed to break down scarring in tendons to expedite healing. However, we ensure that the overall power and discomfort experienced remains within your personal tolerance level. Interestingly, many patients experience such significant relief after the initial shockwave treatment that they express a desire to intensify the therapy further. Nonetheless, we adhere to a gradual increase in intensity to prevent any potential adverse reactions.

Who should not use Shockwave Therapy?

  • When there is a cancerous tumour at the site of treatment
  • If a steroid injection has been undertaken for the injured tissue and site
  • Individuals with blood-clotting disorders or taking anti-coagulant medications as they are at an increased risk of bruising and bleeding
  • Active infections in and around the area of treatment
  • Individuals with nerve disorders and conditions that affect sensations

Shockwave therapy may exacerabte these issues

Are there side effects to Shockwave Therapy?

There are no known serious side effects of Shockwave Therapy. Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive.

If the power is turned up too high and too quickly during treatment, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, soreness to the area for a few days after. However, this is avoided by a slow and gradual increase of intensity and power over the course of a few sessions.

Common conditions that Shockwave Therapy is used for in the lower limb and foot:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Information For First-time Clients

First time making an appointment with us? Read on!

What to expect at your Podiatry appointment

Your Podiatry appointment will include:

  • Listening: We listen to understand you, your activities, your challenges, and its impact on your life
  • Precise and informed diagnosis: We work with your referring doctor or healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition. We may also recommend diagnostic imaging like X-ray, MRI, ultrasound or further tests.
  • Addressing root causes: we alleviate your pain and tackle the underlying reasons for your condition.
  • Tailored management plan: We provide you with a personalised management plan, outlining your goals, diagnosis, timeline and care.

We are dedicated to empowering you towards an active and fulfilling life.

What to bring to your Podiatry appointment

  • Referral: A doctor’s referral is not required to see our Podiatrists. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
  • Footwear: Your regular footwear for work, exercise, and play. They help us understand you and your activities.
  • Previous results: If you have had imaging/ investigations, please bring the results with you.
  • Orthotic devices: If you have current or previous orthotics, please bring them along.
  • Clothing: We will get you to do some walking and activity as part of your assessment. Please dress appropriately if possible.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us prior to your appointment.

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Walk-ins are welcome!

Podiatry Quest – Holland Grove

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Free on-site parking

Bus 92 from Bouna Vista MRT

Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 1pm-5pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Novena

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We are at Novena Square, just at the lift landing on level 3

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Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm (alternate weeks)
Sunday: Closed

Podiatry Quest – Harbourfront

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Lift lobby B provides easiest access to us

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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