Piezoelectric Shockwave

This innovative treatment utilizes ultrasound-based shockwaves that increase cell function and remodel connective tissue.

Piezoelectric Shockwave

About the service

At Hecker Sports Medicine®, we are always looking to provide patients with the right solution for their ankle and foot pain. Dr. Hecker and his team of highly-educated professionals strive to offer non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures for people dealing with pain without the need to resort to surgery.

Surgery can be a solution to pain and discomfort to some of the more serious problems, but in most cases, it is not ideal, as it often leaves scar tissue that can become a different problem down the road and it requires the patient to go through arduous recovery periods coupled with physical therapy.

Our body has the natural ability to heal itself and with the right treatment, we can improve on that healing process to make it more efficient and act quicker. That’s why we bring you piezoelectric — we’ll have you feeling better in no time!

What is Piezoelectric Impluse Therapy?

Piezoelectric impulse therapy, also known as shockwave or focused shockwave therapy, is a non-invasive solution to pain that has been proven to be extremely effective when treating the musculoskeletal system — it’s not electrical, radial or air shock therapy.

This therapy works by sending pulses throughout the treated tissue to improve the pace of healing and promote its regeneration process, helping your body to work more efficiently in the area. The pulses from the therapy hit the scar tissue and calcific fibroblasts, stimulating and promoting remodeling injured tissue and healing in the area.

Dr. Thomas Hecker uses the most advanced shockwave system. Unlike other methods that use low impact air or radial impulse, Piezo is a unique electromagnetic impulse system that uses a non-inflammatory stimulus to tissue producing a more complete recovery of the injury.

What can Piezoelectric help with?

Piezoelectric therapy has many benefits and positive effects that will help your feet and ankles feel better. You can expect the following effects:

  • Promotes increased healing in the affected areas
  • Reduces and eliminates pain
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Helps tissue metabolism by improving on microcirculation
  • Increases the production of collagen
  • It helps your body to get rid of chemicals that can produce pain like Substance-P (this chemical is also associated with inflammation)

This therapy can be used without needing x-rays or drugs, and, as it is a non-invasive procedure, it does not require the use of anesthetics. In most cases, shortly after the first treatment, patients notice reduced pain as well as improved mobility.

At Hecker Sports Medicine®, we always strive to help our patients with exactly what they need to improve on their condition and diminish the pain and discomfort. Read more from our patients that have successfully enjoyed the benefits of our non-invasive procedures.

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What we work with:



Peripheral neuropathy, abnormal nerve function.

Morton's Neuromas/Nerve Compression

Morton's Neuromas/Nerve Compression

Morton's neuromas cause pain, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.



Bunions, often painful bony bumps, form at the base of the big toe.