Radial Pulse Therapy

Photograph of Radial Pulse Therapy handle being used on a patient's ankle

Soft tissue pain is physically debilitating for many. It reduces your quality of life and limits your ability to enjoy activities with friends and family. Dr. Sedberry is the only provider in the Four State Area that uses the enPuls device. The procedure is 80% effective.

What is Radial Pulse Therapy

Radial Pulse Therapy (also known as Radial Shockwave Therapy) is an FDA cleared technology proven to treat chronic foot, heel, and ankle pain. It delivers mechanical energy to the target tissue. The energy can treat area soft tissue pain, increase circulation, and improve tissue tone. It is the most advanced non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate.

What conditions can be treated with Radial Pulse Therapy?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Shin Splints

How does Radial Pulse Therapy work?

When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process and you feel no relief. The ballistic sound waves of Radial Pulse Therapy penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. This triggers your body’s natural healing response once again. The energy emitted also causes the cells in the soft tissue to release certain biochemicals that intensify the body’s natural healing process. These bio-chemicals allow for the building of an array of new microscopic blood vessels in the soft tissue.

What do studies show?

There have been extensive studies done on Radial Pulse Therapy over the past 20 years. These studies show between a 72% to 80% success rate.

How is Radial Pulse Therapy performed?

The five minute treatments are performed in the office once a week. The number of treatments for most conditions is three to five. To allow the body to recover naturally, four to seven days is recommended between treatments.

The system is a machine with an applicator that looks like an ultrasound.
Dr. Sedberry applies the applicator to the area and administers the ballistic waves by moving over the affected area in a very slow, circular motion. During the treatment, there may be some minor discomfort. Painful areas are helpful in isolating the truly injured areas.

Why consider Radial Pulse Therapy?

  • Radial Pulse Therapy has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods, including surgery, without the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery periods.
  • There are no incisions and no risk of infection or scar tissue like with surgery.
  • There is no need for anesthesia or injections prior to treatments.
  • Patients treated with Radial Pulse Therapy may be active immediately and resume their normal routine the same day.
  • Many patients find a significant and immediate reduction in their pain. Some patients will feel results gradually after each treatment.

How soon can I expect pain relief?

Most patients report some pain relief after the first treatment, but the most prominent effects are usually experienced after the second or third treatment. Dr. Sedberry will be able to help you through this process because patients respond differently based on the severity of their condition.

What are the possible side effects?

There have been very few side effects reported. In rare cases, skin bruising may occur. Patients may also feel soreness in the area for a day or two afterward, like a strenuous workout.

Is it covered by my insurance?

No. Radial Pulse Therapy is not covered by insurance plans but ask how we are making it affordable for you.