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How Our Groundbreaking Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) Delivers Noninvasive Relief for Foot and Ankle Pai

Feb 06, 2024
How Our Groundbreaking Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) Delivers Noninvasive Relief for Foot and Ankle Pai

Radial pulse therapy (RPT) is a groundbreaking treatment that delivers pain relief for foot and ankle conditions without incisions or injections. Read on to learn how this therapy works and when you might consider it.

Are you tired of dealing with persistent foot and ankle pain but hesitant to explore invasive treatments? Radial pulse therapy (RPT) is a groundbreaking, noninvasive solution that delivers effective relief for a range of foot and ankle issues 一 and it’s available here at NYC Foot & Ankle Center, located in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood of the Upper West Side. 

If you’re dealing with foot pain, including heel pain from plantar fasciitis, you might wonder if RPT could help you. Read on as our podiatric team explains how RPT provides pain relief and signs you might want to consider it.

What is radial pulse therapy and how does it work?

RPT is a nonsurgical, noninvasive therapy that utilizes acoustic (sound) waves to stimulate healing and promote tissue regeneration. This technology has gained significant attention for its ability to target specific areas of your body, which makes it particularly effective for addressing foot and ankle pain.

How RPT delivers pain relief

Here’s a closer look at how this therapy works to provide the relief you need. This therapy:

Generates sound waves

The RPT device generates acoustic waves, also known as radial or shock waves, which are then delivered to your affected area using a specialized handheld device. These waves are characterized by high energy and short duration.

Stimulates blood flow

The acoustic waves stimulate blood flow to the targeted tissues and promote the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Improved blood circulation enhances your body's natural healing processes.

Reduces inflammation

RPT has anti-inflammatory effects and helps to reduce swelling and inflammation in your treated area. This can be particularly beneficial for conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

Accelerates tissue repair

By promoting the release of growth factors and activating cellular repair mechanisms, RPT accelerates tissue repair and regeneration, according to data published in the International Wound Journal. This can contribute to the healing of damaged ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues.

When to consider RPT

RPT delivers noninvasive pain relief through sound waves that stimulate blood flow (and all of the healing factors that come with it), reduce pain-inducing inflammation, and accelerate tissue repair, but is it right for you? The only way to know for sure is through a consultation here at NYC Foot & Ankle Center. 

You might consider PRT if you have an eligible condition 一 plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, and nerve pain all respond well to RPT 一 and haven’t found relief from other treatments. 

Our team reviews your symptoms and medical history and makes sure this therapy is right for you. There are a few contraindications for RPT, including pregnancy, open sores, and blood clotting disorder. 

RPT is a noninvasive procedure, so there’s no need for surgical interventions. This makes it a preferable option if you’re seeking relief without the associated risks and downtime of surgery.

Ready to say goodbye to foot and ankle pain? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. You can call us or utilize our online booking tool.