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Applications for SoftWave Therapy in Podiatry

Heel and foot pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes, causing heel pain and stiffness. Commonly resulting from overuse, such as in runners, or in individuals with obesity or improper footwear, symptoms include sharp heel pain, particularly with the first steps in the morning. SoftWave Therapy promotes healing through:

  • Stimulating Cellular Regeneration: Enhances the repair process of the damaged tissue by increasing blood flow and cellular activity.
  • Reducing Inflammation: Offers significant reduction in inflammation, alleviating pain and improving function.
  • Promoting Collagen Production: Aids in the production of collagen, essential for the restoration of the plantar fascia’s strength and flexibility.
Achilles Tendinopathy SoftWave Therapy for Podiatrist

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy affects the Achilles tendon, causing pain, swelling, and impaired function. It often arises from repetitive stress to the tendon, seen in athletes or as a result of aging.  SoftWave Therapy aids in addressing this condition through:

  • Accelerating Tissue Repair: Facilitates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair damaged tendon fibers.
  • Enhancing Blood Circulation: Improves blood supply to the tendon, speeding up recovery and reducing symptoms.
  • Decreasing Pain: Offers pain relief through its anti-inflammatory effects, enabling better mobility and function.
Wound

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds, often occurring on the bottom of the foot in individuals with diabetes. They result from a combination of factors, including poor circulation, neuropathy, foot deformities, irritation (such as friction or pressure), and trauma, as well as duration of diabetes. SoftWave Therapy contributes to the management and healing of these ulcers by:

  • Promoting Wound Healing: Stimulates angiogenesis and increases blood flow to the ulcer site, enhancing tissue repair.
  • Reducing Infection Risk: By improving circulation, it aids in reducing the risk of infection, a common complication in diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Supporting Tissue Regeneration: Encourages the growth of new, healthy tissue, which is crucial for the healing of ulcers.
Foot pain while running

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. Often associated with plantar fasciitis, it can result from strain on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. SoftWave Therapy offers a promising approach to manage and alleviate symptoms by:

  • Alleviating Pain: Targets the pain associated with heel spurs through its anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Improving Mobility: By reducing pain and inflammation, it enhances foot mobility and quality of life.
  • Stimulating Healing: Encourages the body’s healing processes, potentially reducing the need for invasive treatments.
Ankle cast

Fractures

Foot fractures, encompassing everything from minor cracks to complete breaks, can result from trauma, overuse, or conditions that weaken bones. These injuries, including delayed bone healing, bone non-union, and stress fractures, present significant challenges in podiatric care. SoftWave Therapy aids in the treatment of these conditions by:

  • Accelerating Bone Healing: Stimulates osteogenic precursors and improves blood flow to the fracture site, enhancing bone repair.
  • Reducing Pain and Swelling: Offers pain relief and reduces swelling, facilitating a quicker return to activity.
  • Promoting Tissue Regeneration: Supports the regeneration of bone tissue, addressing delayed healing and non-union fractures effectively.

Advantages of SoftWave Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

Elevate your practice to the forefront of medical innovation and achieve superior patient results with maximum ROI

  • Patented broad-focused applicator
  • FDA-cleared
  • Easy to operate
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  • Quick recovery w/ no known side effects
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Trusted by Real Doctors

“ESWT, using the OrthoGold machine is one of our most commonly employed biological treatment modalities that we use and is well-tolerated by the patients and has produced markedly improved clinical outcomes compared to other modalities.”

Dr. Martin O’Malley – Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Team Orthopedist for the Brooklyn Nets, USA Basketball and Iona College Athletics as well as the foot and ankle consultant for the New York Giants and New York City Ballet. His practice has a special emphasis on reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, and he has special expertise in ankle replacement and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

“My staff and I feel the Softwave device is an invaluable tool in both identifying and treating orthopedic injuries. We utilize the device with upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine cases. Our players experience sustained reduction in inflammation and while also experiencing near immediate restoration and range of motion.”

Lonnie Soloff, PT, DPT, ATC – Senior Director, Medical Services
Cleveland Indians Baseball

“ESWT, using the OrthoGold machine is one of our most commonly employed biological treatment modalities that we use and is well-tolerated by the patients and has produced markedly improved clinical outcomes compared to other modalities.”

Dr. Martin O’Malley – Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Team Orthopedist for the Brooklyn Nets, USA Basketball and Iona College Athletics as well as the foot and ankle consultant for the New York Giants and New York City Ballet. His practice has a special emphasis on reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, and he has special expertise in ankle replacement and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

“My staff and I feel the Softwave device is an invaluable tool in both identifying and treating orthopedic injuries. We utilize the device with upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine cases. Our players experience sustained reduction in inflammation and while also experiencing near immediate restoration and range of motion.”

Lonnie Soloff, PT, DPT, ATC – Senior Director, Medical Services
Cleveland Indians Baseball

Opportunities for Government Partnerships: GSA Contract Holder

SoftWave Therapy is not only a preferred choice among private healthcare providers but also a recognized option for government medical facilities, having secured a General Services Administration (GSA) contract

  • Effective from July 15, 2023, to July 14, 2028
  • Contract 36F79723D01671
  • Falls under Schedule 65 II A, dedicated to Medical Equipment and Supplies as part of Federal Supply
  • Schedule Solicitation RFP-797-FSS-99-0025-R10
Contract holder

SoftWave Therapy Indications

SoftWave’s patented broad-focused shockwave therapy devices are FDA-cleared and effective at treating a variety of soft tissue injuries and conditions.

Evidenced by Research: Clinical Studies Supporting SoftWave Therapy

current research

Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is an evidence-based approach to improving patient outcomes.

FDA 510(k) cleared for:
  • Activation of connective tissue
  • Treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers
  • Treatment of acute second-degree burns
  • ​Improved blood supply
Shockwave therapy research
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Management of Sports Medicine Injuries

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Shockwave research
Efficacy of Broad-Focused Medium-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (MI-ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

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