Massage Gun Therapy
Are you suffering from chronic pain and soreness in specific areas of your feet or calves? One treatment option you may not have considered is massage gun therapy.
Popular with competitive athletes but helpful for almost anyone with chronic pain, massage gun therapy is one of the many advanced physical therapy procedures we offer at Capital Podiatry Associates. Therapy sessions can help you not only quickly soothe aches and pains, but also speed up your recovery process.
What Is Massage Gun Therapy and How Does It Work?
Massage gun therapy uses a handheld device with an oscillating head to deliver focused pressure to trigger points and other painful spots in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. This is called “percussive therapy” or “vibration therapy.” You can think of it like using a specialized tool to get a deep tissue massage precisely where you need one.
The benefits of massage for foot pain are well understood. In fact, we often recommend giving yourself a foot massage to help soothe aches and reduce the impact of delayed-onset soreness after a long day on your feet.
The massage gun basically takes this to the next level, because it allows you target aching tissues with much greater precision and apply much deeper pressure.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Gun Therapy?
Massage gun therapy has proven to be an effective treatment option for almost 9 out of 10 patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. It may also be recommended for other instances of chronic foot and ankle pain and injuries, including tendinitis, arch pain, and more.
In just a few minutes per session, massage gun therapy can:
- Provide quick relief from soreness and muscle tension
- Reduce incidents of post-activity soreness
- Increase blood flow to localized areas to reduce inflammation
- Break up scar tissue that may be inhibiting healing
- Feel relaxing and help you manage stress
Why Choose Capital Podiatry Associates for Massage Gun Therapy?
A tool is only as good as the person who wields it.
As with other forms of physical therapy, such as a stretching or traditional massage, massage gun therapy works best when it’s administered or guided by a trained professional who understands your specific condition and needs.
In the right hands, a massage gun can provide substantial therapeutic benefits. Using it incorrectly or excessively, however, may only result in further injury to the tissue, or other unintended consequences.
When you come to us for a massage gun therapy session, you know it will be handled by experts who fully understand your diagnosis and know precisely where to administer percussive therapy, which adapter to choose, how much pressure to use, and for how long.
This helps ensure you get the best possible results while keeping any risks to an absolute minimum.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Capital Podiatry Associates continues to lead the way in the DC area for incorporating cutting-edge, innovative, and evidence-based treatments into their comprehensive care options for foot and ankle conditions.
To schedule your appointment with our team—for massage gun therapy, any of our other advanced procedures, or just because you’re struggling with foot pain and don’t know what you need yet—just give us a call at (703) 560-3773 or complete our online contact form.