Podiatrist specializing in sports medicine for foot and ankle injuries

Serving the Des Moines, Iowa area since 1997

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If you are suffering from foot and heel pain from plantar fasciitis or other soft tissue injuries, Johnston Foot & Ankle Clinic offers the newest technology available for treatment. Radial pulse therapy (RPT) is a cutting-edge solution for chronic foot, heel or ankle pain. RPT stimulates healing through safe, noninvasive radial waves, without drugs, steroid injections or surgery. 

Best of all, recovery time is minimal. Many patients report pain relief after the first treatment. Patients can return to low-impact activities immediately and sports activities within one or two days. Because there is no medication, injection or surgery, complications are virtually non-existent. 

Radial Pulse Therapy is the Newest Technology in Sports Medicine

HOW RPT WORKS

 

Radial pulse therapy (RPT) uses a low-energy, mechanical impulse to create unique radial waves that penetrate into surrounding soft tissue to invoke the body’s natural healing response.

 

While sometimes called radial shockwave therapy, or RSWT, this therapy does not involve electric shocks. RPT uses pressure waves and should not be confused with high-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), which requires anesthesia.

RADIAL PULSE THERAPY IS A SAFE ALTERNATIVE

TO SURGERY, DRUGS & STERIOID INJECTIONS

 

If you're seeking an alternative to pain medications, repeated cortisone injections or surgery, radial pulse therapy is your solution. 

The course of treatment for chronic injuries is a series (typically 6-8) of 15-minute in-office treatment sessions with no anesthesia and no down time after treatment. The radial pulse waves increase circulation in the treated area to help the body heal faster. RPT is especially effective for chronic conditions and scar tissue or adhesions in soft tissue, tendons or ligaments post-injury.

 

RPT is proven beneficial for patients who have had only temporary or partial success with conservative care such as stretching, pain medication, orthotics, injections or physiotherapy. If you have chronic plantar fasciitis, heel spur pain, achilles tendonitis or other soft tissue injury conditions, RPT may provide fast, safe relief without side effects. Avoid surgery, drugs and repeated injections and allow your body to heal fully.

PROVEN TREATMENT FOR

SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

 

Radial pulse therapy has been proven therapeutically effective for many common soft tissue foot, heel and ankle pain injuries, including, but not limited to:

- Plantar fasciitis

- Achilles tendonitis

- Posterior tibial tendonitis

- Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

- Peroneal tendonitis

- Metatarsalgia

- Other soft tissue injuries

RETURN TO SPORTS ACTIVITIES SOONER

 

Radial pulse therapy can speed up recovery time from soft tissue sports injuries to the foot and ankle. Patients walk out of the office after their treatment sessions and can often return to running or sports activities a few days after treatments.

 

One of the most-studied therapies for soft-tissue injuries, RPT is considered the platinum standard for safe, effective, noninvasive care for chronic conditions.