Zimmer Shockwave Therapy

Experience the Revolution in Soft Tissue Healing

At Sierra Foot & Ankle, under the expert guidance of Dr. Victoria Lyn Melhuish, DPM, FACFAS, we pride ourselves on integrating cutting-edge technology with tried-and-true podiatric care to bring you the most advanced and effective treatments available. We are excited to announce our newest treatment technology Zimmer Shockwave Therapy, harnessing the power of enPulsPro and enPuls 2.0 systems. These state-of-the-art technologies utilize radial shockwaves to address a diverse range of podiatric conditions, setting a new standard in your foot and ankle care.

Dr. Melhuish is dedicated to offering only the best to our patients. She believes in the value and benefits of helping the body heal with regenerative treatments. 

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Discover Zimmer Shockwave Therapy

Zimmer Shockwave Therapy is a game-changer in the treatment of soft-tissue injuries. Developed and perfected over the last two decades, this innovative technology delivers mechanical pressure waves through a specialized applicator head to stimulate and accelerate the body’s healing processes. It delivers rapid, short energy waves directly into the affected tissues. These waves stimulate blood flow, collagen production, and cell regeneration, ultimately promoting faster healing and providing relief from pain.

Unique Advantages

Treatments using Zimmer Shockwave Therapy have several advantages, including:

  • Non-Invasive: Shock wave therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option, meaning patients do not undergo the risks and recovery associated with surgery.
  • Pain Reduction: It is effective in reducing pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, including tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and calcific shoulder tendinopathy.
  • Accelerated Healing: Shock waves stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, including increased blood flow and the release of growth factors, to accelerate tissue repair.
  • Minimizes Medication Dependency: Patients may be able to reduce their reliance on pain medications.
  • Safe & Effective: Clinically proven with minimal side effects.

How Zimmer Shockwave Therapy Works

We’re all about turning the science of healing into a harmonious symphony for your feet and ankles. Let’s take a look behind the curtain to see how the magic happens:

  • Increased Angiogenesis: Think of this as the construction crew for your body’s repair projects. Zimmer Shockwave Therapy promotes the formation of new blood vessels, providing enhanced pathways for nutrients and oxygen to reach damaged tissues. These newly built “healing highways” help accelerate the recovery process.
  • Collagen Production: The real MVPs of tissue repair are fibroblasts. When exposed to shockwave therapy, these cells get into action mode. They stimulate increased collagen synthesis, effectively strengthening and renewing your body’s structural components. It’s like having a team of builders ensuring your tissues are sturdy and elastic.
  • Inflammatory and Healing Responses: Healing is a journey, and it starts with a bang. Zimmer Shockwave Therapy provokes an acute inflammatory response, essentially sounding the alarm that it’s time for healing. This is followed by a reparative phase, during which your body releases growth factors like a perfectly timed encore at a concert. These growth factors are instrumental in the healing process, orchestrating the restoration of damaged tissues.
  • Osteogenesis: Let’s not forget the bones – they are the support beams of your body’s architecture. Zimmer Shockwave Therapy encourages the activity of osteoblasts, the key players in bone formation. It ensures that your bones stay strong and resilient, contributing to your overall well-being.
  • Dissolution of Calcific Deposits: Ever had stubborn calcium deposits causing discomfort, like a rock in your shoe? Zimmer Shockwave Therapy acts as a gentle but effective rock remover, facilitating the breakdown of calcific deposits. This is particularly beneficial for conditions like calcific shoulder tendinitis, giving you relief from those nagging pains.
  • Neovascularization (Angiogenesis): Healing is all about creating new opportunities. Zimmer Shockwave Therapy boosts the formation of new, tiny blood vessels. These vessels are like tiny helpers on the scene, ensuring that healing resources reach even the most remote corners of your body.
  • Nerve Fiber Influence: Finally, let’s talk about pain relief. Zimmer Shockwave Therapy isn’t just about fixing the structural issues; it can also reduce the number of pain receptors in the treated area. It’s like silencing the noisy neighbors, allowing your body to experience relief and relaxation.

Common Podiatric Conditions Treated with Zimmer Shockwave Therapy

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Shockwave therapy is often used to treat plantar fasciitis, a common condition characterized by heel pain. Shock waves can stimulate the healing process in the inflamed plantar fascia tissue.
  • Achilles Tendinitis: Patients with Achilles tendon issues, such as tendinitis or partial tears, may benefit from Shockwave therapy. The shock waves can help reduce pain and accelerate healing in the Achilles tendon.
  • Heel Spurs: Shockwave therapy can be used to manage pain associated with calcaneal spurs, which are bony growths that can develop on the heel bone.
  • Morton’s Neuroma: For patients with Morton’s neuroma, a painful condition affecting the nerves in the ball of the foot, shock wave therapy can offer relief by reducing inflammation and pain.
  • Chronic Foot Pain: Shockwave therapy may be considered for individuals with chronic foot pain that has not responded well to conservative treatments. It can help alleviate pain and improve mobility.
  • Stress Fractures: In some cases, this therapy may aid in the healing of stress fractures in the foot by promoting bone regeneration and reducing pain.
  • Shin Splints: Shockwaves (low-energy sound waves) pass into the tissue of the injured area enhancing blood flow, metabolism, circulation, and stimulating the healing response.
  • Other Soft Tissue Injuries: Zimmer Shock Wave Therapy can also be used for various soft tissue injuries, such as ligament strains and muscle injuries, in the foot and ankle region.

Why Choose Sierra Foot & Ankle with Dr. Victoria Lyn Melhuish, DPM, FACFAS?

With her extensive training and expertise, Dr. Melhuish is at the forefront of administering Zimmer Shockwave Therapy. Her deep understanding of foot and ankle ailments ensures each treatment is tailored to individual patient needs, ensuring optimal outcomes.


“Immediate relief from heel pain after my Zimmer Shockwave treatment at Sierra Foot & Ankle with Dr. Melhuish. Knowledgeable staff and excellent service!” – Jane D.

“Thanks to Dr. Melhuish and the Zimmer Shockwave Therapy at Sierra Foot & Ankle, I’ve resumed my morning runs without any pain.” – Michael R.

Zimmer Shockwave Therapy – Elevate Your Podiatric Health

At Sierra Foot & Ankle, we are passionate about your foot health and committed to providing you with top-tier podiatric care. We believe in staying at the forefront of medical advancements to ensure your well-being comes first. That’s why we proudly introduce Zimmer Shockwave Therapy. It’s not just a treatment; it’s a testament to our dedication to your health and comfort.

Schedule Your Session Today!

Discover the transformative effects of Zimmer Shockwave Therapy with Dr. Victoria Lyn Melhuish, DPM, FA CFAS. Contact Sierra Foot & Ankle today and embark on a journey towards pain-free living.


Several histological studies have been conducted to investigate the effects of shockwave therapy on soft tissue regeneration. These studies provide valuable insights into the histological effects of shockwave therapy on soft tissue regeneration and healing.  Some of these studies include:

“The biological effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (eswt) on tendon tissue”. This study explores the biological effects of shockwave therapy on tendon tissue, including the modulation of neovascularization, differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells, and local release of angiogenetic factors.

“Shock wave as a biological therapeutic tool: From mechanical stimulation to recovery and healing, through mechanotransduction”.  This article discusses the ability of shockwaves to relieve pain and positively regulate inflammation.

“Extracorporeal shock wave therapy mechanisms in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine”. This study reviews the principal mechanisms of action of shockwaves in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, focusing on the regenerative potential of ESWT.

“Shock wave therapy (Proceedings)”.  This article provides an overview of the early studies of shockwave therapy and its effects on tissue remodeling and healing.

“Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal disorders”.  This study investigates the effects of shockwave therapy in the treatment of various orthopedic disorders, including tendon and bone healing.

“Biological response of extracorporeal shock wave therapy to tendinopathy in vivo (review)”. This review discusses the effects of shockwave therapy on tendon remodeling in tendinopathies, including the elimination of inflammation associated with damaged matrix components and the promotion of catabolic processes

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