14 community resources 2018 PainfUL feet Footprints Podiatry are your footcare experts. Their team of podiatrists have decades of experience behind them to identify your ailment and recommend the best possible solution. Do you experience foot or lower leg pain or any of the following conditions? Achilles tendinitis, Heel spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Jumpers knee, Patella tendonopathy and Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints). Footprints Podiatry can help. One of their successful remedies is Shockwave therapy which was originally used to break down kidney stones. Doctors found the results to accelerate the tissue-healing response in an area. This lead to the transition of shockwave therapy to musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy uses little impulses produced by air pressure that is directed toward the affected tissue. They are audible, low energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured area. This initiates an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue, accelerating the body’s healing process by increasing cell regeneration. When applied at the site of the pain, shockwaves produce an analgesic effect which increases blood circulation and facilitates the repair process. Benefits of Shockwave therapy: 1. Pain reduction – by changing the way the nerves signal pain (interferes with the pain signals in a positive way). 2. Increased tissue healing – radial shock wave causes the elease of chemicals in the cells, which can reduce inflammation and pain. 3. Improved blood flow – repeated shock waves create new blood flow promoting tissue healing and regeneration. 4. Reduced muscle tone – shock waves act on trigger points. These are the painful tender spots in muscle, which often generate pain and dysfunction. 5. Hyperstimulation of nerve endings leading to immediate pain reduction. Shockwave therapy is generally well tolerated and may be uncomfortable but not painful, this sensation will stop as soon as the treatment has ended. Side effects can include: redness, slight swelling, and discomfort over the treatment area. Treatment takes approximately 15 minutes and the shockwaves are mechanical and not electric. Call Footprints Podiatry today to schedule your appointment. 03 332 9792, or www.footprintspodiatry. co.nz Walking never felt so good! This unique powerful treatment provides you with pain relief in seconds Acupuncture without needles Free yourself from heel pain • Relieves all kinds of body pain • Boosts your energy • Improves sleep and mood • Relieves asthma and hay fever • Combat addiction (sugar, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs) • Amazing improvements for numb and weak muscles Search YouTube Dr Lan Reflexology for Instant Results Videos ACC Registered ...and get your active lifestyle back on track. Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive and can effectively relieve your heel pain. 7 Milton Street, Somerfield Phone 332 9792 259 Ilam Road, Ilam Phone 351 0886 Dr Lan’s Reflexology Network Melrose Building 108 Sawyers Arms Road, Christchurch Phone: (03) 323 4168 or 027 231 8388 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL footprintspodiatry.co.nz
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