WellWave therapy is a form of treatment used for chronic pain in all parts of the body, including the feet, to relieve pain in muscles, tendons and joints without surgery. It is state of the art technology that our podiatrist, John Schilero, DPM, provides at the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute! Call us at 561-694-7776 EXT. 41 or visit us at our great West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida locations.
WellWave and Acoustic Compression Therapy uses compressed sound waves to focus on tissue in the feet at different levels to stimulate a deep tissue massage. This therapy increases circulation and also gives relief from pain, allowing foot injuries to heal much quicker. WellWave employs acoustic waves that pass through the foot and meet at a point that’s deep within the tissue, resulting in a very specific localized massage sensation to the injured area. When inflammation is present, this therapy uses a focused pressure wave to relieve tension in that area. by increasing the activity of mast cells. Since this therapy also increases the level of collagen, the injured tissue in the foot is repaired faster. The creation of collagen and reduction of swelling helps with pain relief and provides for a speedier recovery.
Treatment can last up to 20 minutes. The professional administering the treatment will start it at a very low setting and steadily increase the level, which may vary based on the type of injury treated. Patients may feel a deep ache, but the level of strength can be changed at any time if it becomes uncomfortable. Two sessions are generally conducted per week. Up to 5 treatments may likely be required for lasting effects. There may be a little discomfort after treatment and reddened skin, which will go away soon thereafter.
If you have pain in your feet that doesn’t seem to feel better with conventional treatment, please contact our office for an appointment as soon as possible. We’ll help you learn more about this state of the art technology and how it can leave your foot feeling better without invasive surgery!