Laser & Shockwave


Shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment method for conditions of the ankle and foot. Also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), it regenerates damaged tissue by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation in targeted areas to accelerate the healing process. Shockwave is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own. Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre’s Hamilton and Brantford locations provide shockwave treatments to eliminate ankle or foot pain, restore full mobility, and improve quality of life. Most of our patients begin to experience the beneficial effects of our shockwave therapy after only one or two treatments. Our shockwave therapy is used to treat such ailments as:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis (including osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Strains & sprains
  • Pain in the calf, midfoot, toes & balls of the foot
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spurs
  • Arch pain
  • Bunion pain
  • Pain from sports activities

During our shockwave treatments, strong energy pulses are applied to the targeted area for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the ankle or feet that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. This causes pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones to be eliminated systematically. Besides accelerated healing, our shockwave therapy provides numerous other benefits to our patients from Hamilton, Milton, Flamborough, Burlington, Grimsby, Woodstock, Brantford, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Oakville, Simcoe, Jarvis, Port Dover, Caledonia, Cambridge, Paris and Cayuga:

  • Non-surgical
  • No adverse side effects
  • Easy to apply & comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Covered by most insurance companies

To learn more about shockwave and how it can benefit you, contact Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre’s chiropodists / foot care specialists.

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