Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Midlothian, VA & Powhatan, VA

Sound Wave Treatment Specialist

If you’re looking for a completely noninvasive way to resolve your foot, heel, or ankle pain, ask John McMahon Jr., DPM, DABPS, about sound wave treatment. With this groundbreaking treatment, he helps patients in Midlothian and Powhatan, Virginia, find relief. Learn more about sound wave treatment by calling the Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care office most convenient to you or by scheduling your appointment online today.

Sound Wave Treatment

What is sound wave treatment?

Sound wave treatment is a relatively new and promising treatment option for foot and ankle pain. It uses extracorporeal sound wave therapy (ESWT) — also called extracorporeal pulse activated therapy (EPAT) — to address areas of localized pain with acoustic waves. 

This treatment is completely noninvasive. Dr. McMahon uses the ESWT device from Medical Wave to direct these sound waves into the tissue that’s causing your pain. This stimulation triggers regeneration in the area and improves circulation while also reducing pain sensitivity. 

Moreover, it can cause damaged soft tissue to break down, relieving pain from chronic conditions while making way for new, healthy tissue development.

What conditions can sound wave treatment address?

Sound wave treatment has been shown to treat effectively:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Localized foot or ankle pain

In other words, if you have a specific part of your foot or ankle that’s hurting you, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. McMahon if sound wave treatment could be right for you.

He offers this treatment as an alternative to much more invasive procedures so that you have a way to address foot or ankle pain without any injections or incisions. 

What should I expect during sound wave treatment?

A large part of the draw of sound wave treatment is that it’s comfortable, noninvasive, and comes with no downtime. The procedure itself usually takes only 15 minutes. Dr. McMahon applies gel to the treatment area, then moves the ESWT device over the target, sending the acoustic waves into it. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure.


Some people achieve their desired pain relief results with just a series of three to five treatments; Others choose a series of sessions for more dramatic results. Dr. McMahon personalizes your treatment plan based on your specific foot or ankle condition and works with you throughout to ensure you’re getting the pain relief you need.  

If you’re living with foot or ankle pain, and you want a noninvasive way to get relief, schedule your sound wave treatment today. Call Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care or book your appointment online to get started. 





At Adult & Child Foot & Ankle Care, we accept a variety of HMOs, PPOs, and other health plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your insurance carrier.

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    "His evaluations and follow-up care continued to help me gain strength in my leg, ankle, and foot and confidence in my ability to get back to life."

    Robyn H.
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    "Dr. McMahon and his staff are top notch. Great service, caring staff. They are a true asset to the Woodlake community."

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    "Dr. McMahon really listens to his patients and understands not only foot problems but how different systems in the body work together. He's very smart."

    Mike C.
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