How Radial Pulse Therapy Can Help Heal Your Sprained Ankle

How Radial Pulse Therapy Can Help Heal Your Sprained Ankle

Nothing leaves you sitting on the sidelines faster than a soft tissue injury. That’s why Dr. David J. Kaplan at FootCare Specialist, Inc. offers the latest and most revolutionary treatments available, including radial pulse therapy (RPT). With these tools, you can recover from foot and ankle injuries fast and get back on your feet in no time.

If you have a sprained ankle, here’s how RPT can help.

Introducing radial pulse therapy

Think of radial pulse therapy like a deep tissue massage, but it can reach tissue depths traditional approaches can’t. That’s because RPT relies on an innovative treatment system that harnesses mechanical pressure waves — or radial pulses of energy. When applied to soft tissue, these shock waves activate the healing process in the body.

Dr. Kaplan uses the revolutionary Zimmer platform to administer RPT therapy. This system has a handheld applicator that transmits energy pulses deep into your tissue, stimulating blood flow, breaking up damaged tissue, and promoting new cell growth in the area. As health restores on a cellular level, you experience less pain and inflammation in the site.

What sets the Zimmer platform apart from other shockwave therapy systems involves its ability to vary the amount of energy it delivers along with penetration depths. Dr. Kaplan can also customize each treatment session based on your injury and its location by changing the size and shape of the applicator head. 

The efficient Zimmer RPT design allows Dr. Kaplan to administer treatment using one hand, keeping a secondhand free to make treatment adjustments throughout your session. That means that, despite the powerful radial energy the Zimmer delivers, it still provides a comfortable experience throughout the treatment session, especially when compared to other shockwave systems.

RPT and ankle sprains

The versatility of the Zimmer RPT system makes it highly beneficial for numerous foot and ankle conditions, especially ligament sprains and muscle or tendon strains in the ankle.

Dr. Kaplan moves the Zimmer applicator over your ankle during your treatment, customizing the RPT settings to the treatment site and injury. Treatment sessions only take about 10 minutes, and you can resume regular activity immediately.

In addition to being highly effective for treating ankle injuries, Dr. Kaplan also recommends RPT therapy for: 

The targeted approach of RPT therapy means you usually notice an improvement shortly after your first visit. However, Dr. Kaplan usually recommends a series of RPT therapy sessions to ensure the best results.

Do you have an ankle sprain? Learn more about how RPT can help support and speed up your recovery. Contact our FootCare Specialist, Inc. office in San Mateo or Half Moon Bay, California, by calling or requesting an appointment today.

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