Some of the most common conditions that Softwave therapy treats include:
When you get up in the morning and go to the bathroom to brush your teeth, do you notice a stabbing, sharp pain near your heel? Does the pain go away once you have a chance to walk around? If so, you could have plantar fasciitis. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, this painful condition is quite common. About two million people suffer from plantar fasciitis every year, and almost 10% of all people will experience the condition at least once in their life.
This common foot issue happens when the plantar fascia - a fan-shaped tissue near your heel - gets inflamed. The plantar fascia is a thick strip of connective tissue that links your toes to your heel bone, helping to preserve the arch of your foot. When this band is strained, it causes intensely sharp pain, usually in the morning when you wake up and plant your feet on the floor.
Most folks ignore plantar fasciitis because the pain eventually goes away throughout the day. However, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to weakness and chronic pain, which may affect daily walking.
Some causes of plantar fasciitis include:
The short answer to this question is not really. Patients with plantar fasciitis will ice the affected area with little-to-no relief since they spend so much time on their feet. It's hard to rest an achy heel if you've got a job that requires you to be on your feet. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil don't work all that well, either. They may provide temporary pain relief, but in terms of a long-term solution, taking these drugs will cause major side effects.Book Appointment
When more conservative treatment options like ice and over-the-counter meds don't work, most doctors turn to ultra-expensive orthotics, steroid injections, or invasive surgery. For the average person, those options fail on all fronts, as they carry risks for side effects and may even cause the issue to worsen.
Instead of going under the knife or changing their daily routines, many people suffering from plantar fasciitis are turning to Softwave therapy for relief.
During a shockwave therapy session, our expert providers use a special probe to deliver pressure waves to inflamed tissue. These waves trigger natural healing processes causing new blood vessels to form. In turn, oxygen is supplied to the affected area, reducing inflammation and causing healthy cells to regenerate. Shockwave therapy also produces collagen, which is crucial for connective tissue health.
With just a few visits, many patients find long-term relief from plantar fasciitis without relying on strange drugs or harmful surgeries.
Living with knee pain is just miserable. From knee tendonitis to osteoarthritis, knee pain can prevent you from enjoying activities and affect your day-to-day life. Your knee is a joint comprised of cartilage, bone, ligaments, and fluids. Tendons and muscles within the knee help the joint move. When one of these crucial knee structures is hurt or compromised, it results in knee pain and long-lasting knee problems. This, in turn, leads to difficulty walking at best and debilitating knee issues at worse.
If you're an active person or somebody who plays sports often, you're probably all too familiar with knee pain - especially common conditions like patellar tendinopathy. Also called "jumpers knee," this issue happens at the patellar tendon, which is found on the front of the knee just under the knee cap. When living with this condition, most patients experience pain around the kneecap or lower down on the leg around the tibia.
In addition to injuries and issues like jumper's knee, everyday wear and tear will cause knee pain over time. With time, this knee pain can develop into arthritis. If your knees are swollen, painful, or stiff, you may have arthritis in your knees. Regardless of the kind of knee pain you're experiencing, treatment options have been limited to agonizing surgeries and addicting pain medications. But that all changes with shockwave therapy for knee pain in Daniel Island, SC.
Though no two knee pain problems are exactly the same, shockwave therapy has been shown to be highly effective for knee pain. In fact, many patients at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine find relief after just one session. Many times, sessions can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. So if you want to find relief for knee pain on your lunch break, that's definitely possible.
As is the case with plantar fasciitis, Softwave therapy works by sending sound wave and low-energy impulses to the affected area of your knee. These pulses stimulate your body's healing factors, which can help regenerate and repair damaged tendons and tissues. Softwave therapy for knee pain is especially promising for people who have tried other treatments - like surgery and pain meds - with disappointing results.
Several studies and reviews prove that Softwave therapy can be very beneficial for people suffering from knee pain problems like jumper's knee. A study involving 66 patients with knee pain found that they enjoyed a significant improvement in their reported pain levels with Softwave therapy. In fact, knee pain was reduced by nearly 50% after a single month. When combined with other regenerative and physical therapy treatments at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, your days of living with knee pain are numbered.Book Appointment
Here's a fact for you to consider: Every joint that you have in your body plays a part in your day-to-day life. But when we think of joint issues, we typically jump to knee issues. However, your knees aren't the only joints in your body to go through wear and tear. Your shoulders experience just as much, if not more, wear and tear than your knees. We put a strain on our shoulders just about every time we use or move our arms. Our shoulders play a pivotal part in living a normal life. When they begin to deteriorate over time due to age or overuse, it creates a litany of painful problems.
There are many causes of shoulder pain, like deterioration, inflammation, and trauma. Of the many painful shoulder conditions affecting Americans yearly, rotator cuff tendonitis and arthritis are very common. Also called calcific tendinitis, rotator cuff pain is caused by built-up calcium deposits on the shoulder's tendons, which connect your rotator cuff to nearby muscles and bones. This painful condition is usually linked to sports, like basketball and volleyball, or in professions requiring repetitive movements, like in the plumbing industry.
Some common symptoms of shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinitis include:
Though strengthening exercises and some medications provide temporary relief for shoulder pain, they're not meant as long-term solutions. Luckily, Softwave therapy for rotator cuff pain in Daniel Island, SC, can help.
Shockwave therapy has been shown to work wonders for shoulder pain. Low-intensity shockwaves break up calcium deposits and jumpstart your body's healing processes, stimulating blood flow and healthy cell growth. Shockwave treatment is especially effective for long-term shoulder pain since it releases stem cells, sends growth factors to the affected area, and boosts capillary production. Shockwave therapy has also been shown to break down scar tissue and eliminate trigger points, all of which decrease shoulder pain. This relief is most often long-lasting, unlike other treatments like medications and injections.
Many studies support the efficacy of Softwave therapy for shoulder conditions like rotator cuff pain and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. In a study of 84 patients living with long-term rotator cuff tendonitis, participants in the treatment group saw a significant decrease in the intensity of their shoulder pain. Another study related to shockwave therapy for calcific tendonitis found that 86.6% of patients experienced fewer calcifications.
If you're having to live with rotator cuff pain or another type of shoulder issue, choosing Softwave therapy may be your best course of action.Book Appointment
Whether you're sick of living with intense heel pain from plantar fasciitis, the mobility issues associated with knee pain, or the day-to-day struggles of rotator cuff degeneration, you'll find hope at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine. Unlike some medical clinics, our team of doctors and specialists focus on an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to healing. Instead of relying on addictive medications and invasive surgeries, we prefer to address the underlying causes that our patients face.
We combine several all-natural pain relief therapies so that your shoulder pain, knee pain, joint pain, and foot pain go away for good. We resolve pain by using healing treatments that restore function and improve mobility for the long term. Our state-of-the-art regenerative medicine treatments, used hand-in-hand with proven chiropractic techniques, will stimulate your body's healing power from within. If your pain is related to muscles, nerves, and bones, our doctors can help you overcome discomfort, injury, or medical conditions affecting these systems.
If you've been unable to resolve your pain or have become dependent on painkillers to cope, Softwave therapy may be the natural solution you need. It all starts with a quick call to our office, so we can begin to understand your needs. When you come for your first visit, our doctors will find the personalized treatment you need so that you can manage your pain in a non-invasive and drug-free environment manner.Book Appointment
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — City officials have been working to replace the Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island for quite some time now.Construction was originally supposed to start in the spring of 2022, but officials had to relocate some utilities causing a delay to the start.Nine-month construction begins for Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island. (WCIV)Residents have been wanting the bridge to be replaced ever since an annual report found one of the bridge beams had deteriorated. Since then, there has be...
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — City officials have been working to replace the Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island for quite some time now.
Construction was originally supposed to start in the spring of 2022, but officials had to relocate some utilities causing a delay to the start.
Nine-month construction begins for Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island. (WCIV)
Residents have been wanting the bridge to be replaced ever since an annual report found one of the bridge beams had deteriorated. Since then, there has been a weight limit on the bridge and a two-inch steel plate was installed to make the drive safe.
Construction will not only help traffic flow in and out of Daniel Island easier, it will also make room for pedestrians and bikers.
“In addition to the bridge, we’re also putting a pedestrian bike path which will go on the side of the bridge," said Tom Obrien, the Director of Public Service for Charleston. "Which will allow for safe passage for bikers and joggers to use the bridge to transfer off the road without being worried about cars and things like that."
But with this long process, the bridge will be completely closed down, causing drivers to look at other routes.
Officials advise drivers living west of the project to take Clements Ferry Road and drivers living east of the project will be routed to Seven Farms Road and River Landing Drive.
Some people did have concerns about the reroutes.
"We’ve had some, people are concerned about the issue of the detour but unfortunately when you’re doing a complete bridge replacement, there has to be another passage to allow," Obrien said.
"There's just no way because of the location of the bridge to have any temporary access, now people did suggest oh well why couldn’t you do one half of the bridge at a time well that lengthens the construction process and what we’re trying to do is be done as quickly as possible," he continued.
Officials hope the bridge will be reopened by April 2024.
The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.The final approval of the project from the city council would in...
The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Charleston will be voting Monday and Tuesday night on the approval of a $2 million replacement bridge on Daniel Island.
The Beresford Creek Bridge is one of the only two ways to get onto Daniel Island, but officials say the bridge is in need of demolition and replacement after years of use.
The final approval of the project from the city council would include adding a pedestrian and bike lane since the current bridge is very narrow.
Charleston City Councilman Boyd Gregg has been pushing for approval of the project to reduce dangerous traffic conditions on the bridge.
“More than anything, right now, I’d say pedestrian access,” Gregg says. “There’s not a really safe path for pedestrians cross or bikers to cross; the new bridge will have much improved pedestrian access.”
The bridge experienced damage to its infrastructure about three years ago, forcing load limits on the bridge for heavy trucks.
More recently, fire vehicles and ambulances are no longer to access the island from the bridge due to its current condition.
City of Charleston Director of Public Service Tom O’Brien says the bridge was built in the 90s, and it used to be the only way to access Daniel Island before Interstate 526 provided another entry point.
“Obviously with all the development with the homes and the town center, traffic has increased,” O’Brien says. “The bridge we will be replacing it with will be a very solid bridge and will provide great access for the people.”
Daniel Island is also working on another project to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Nowell Creek.
“I think it shows the city’s commitment to provide these passages and safe ways to allow for pedestrians and bicycles to use the city,” O’Brien says.
Both O’Brien and Gregg are pushing for the project to finish before the next school year.
“There’s a significant amount of school traffic on this road, particularly for those traveling up with Phillip Simmons High School,” Gregg says. “We really wanted to try to get this done as much as we could during the summer to try to alleviate some of that school traffic and take advantage of school being out.”
In efforts to address traffic concerns, the city will be holding a meeting in the next month to explain the entire construction process and answer questions from nearby homeowners.
The project will be voted on at Monday night’s Public Works and Utilities Commission meeting and Tuesday’s city council meeting.
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DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahama...
DANIEL ISLAND — The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium slated for May 20 is being rescheduled due to an unexpected and undisclosed health issue that has befallen the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer.
The last-minute show, which was announced on May 12, with ticket sales beginning May 15, will now take place at a yet-to-be-announced later date.
Buffett was quoted in a news release regarding the rescheduling, with mentions of an unexpected hospitalization after a recent Bahamas trip and his promise to return to the Lowcountry, or, as he calls it, the “land of she-crab soup.”
“Hello, my faithful fans in Charleston and beyond. These few words from Mark Twain about life changes, seemed perfect to pass on at this time. ‘Challenges,’ he said make life interesting however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston. I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention. Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of she-crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe-headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’”
Buffett and his band’s show would’ve been part of the Second Wind Tour 2023. They’ve been working on a new album as a followup to 2020′s “Life on the Flip Side,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard.
In initial anticipation of the event, Credit One Stadium’s general manager, Chris Meany, said, “We can’t wait to have the Parrot Heads join us for what will be the biggest party of the year! Don’t miss out — Fins up!”
According to the latest news release announcing the rescheduling, all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date once announced, and more information will be emailed to ticket purchasers directly.
The Daniel Island Historical Society recently made a little history of its own. For the first time since its founding in 2012, the nonprofit organization has received statewide recognition for “exemplary” work.The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies (CSCLHS) bestowed on DIHS two Awards of Merit at its annual South Carolina Landmark Conference, held on April 14 in Florence. The two DIHS programs receiving the honor include “Cainhoy Collective: Oral Histories of Life on the Cainhoy peninsula&rdqu...
The Daniel Island Historical Society recently made a little history of its own. For the first time since its founding in 2012, the nonprofit organization has received statewide recognition for “exemplary” work.
The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies (CSCLHS) bestowed on DIHS two Awards of Merit at its annual South Carolina Landmark Conference, held on April 14 in Florence. The two DIHS programs receiving the honor include “Cainhoy Collective: Oral Histories of Life on the Cainhoy peninsula” and the historic cemetery preservation project.
“The Daniel Island Historical Society’s efforts to preserve their historic cemeteries ensure that these sacred burial grounds will not be forgotten,” said CSCLHS Awards Committee Chair J. R. Fennell of the Lexington County Museum. “Furthermore, the DIHS’ Cainhoy Oral History Project is a great example of an organization documenting and preserving the history of a changing community. This oral history project will help preserve the memories and stories of a diverse group with very differing experiences.”
Awards of Merit are given by the CSCLHS for exceptional projects and programs that advance local history in the year prior to their nomination. The committee may present as many awards as it deems appropriate.
“These awards show the great work that South Carolina’s museums, archives and historical societies are doing,” stated a CSCLHS spokesperson in a press release. “These awards are presented during the Confederation’s annual Landmark Conference where history professionals and volunteers across the state gather to celebrate the ongoing value of South Carolina history.”
The DIHS Cainhoy Collective project, a partnership with the College of Charleston Department of History, was launched last year. A dozen interviews have been conducted thus far, with more in the works. The collection will ultimately be housed at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library (other locations are also under consideration). The DIHS Cemetery Committee has worked tirelessly to preserve and care for several local burial grounds, including Lesesne Cemetery, Grove Cemetery, Simmons Cemetery on Daniel Island and the Old Ruins Cemetery in Cainhoy.
Brenda Baratto, president of the CSCLHS, commended DIHS for the organization’s award-winning efforts.
“The Award of Merit is special to me as it is a recognition of grassroots efforts at its best,” said Baratto. “For much of my adult life, historical societies and their projects have always been things with which I have been associated. It is local effort, passion, long hours and the hope that a part of history is preserved and shared. Volunteers are the core of historical preservation and it is always a great pleasure to see projects get underway, get accomplished and get recognized for it. Congratulations to the Daniel Island Historical Society for receiving not only one Award of Merit, but two.”
“It is such a privilege for DIHS to be recognized with two distinct awards of merit,” said DIHS President Jessica Knuff. “Special recognition should be given to the dedicated DIHS Cemetery Committee who have donated countless hours to the cleanup and preservation of the island’s most sacred spaces. The DIHS Oral History Project has provided a fascinating glimpse into the history, culture and shared experiences of Cainhoy residents. We are so grateful for those members of the community who contributed, and are continuing to contribute, to the effort to preserve past memories for future generations.”
The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies was established in 1964 to encourage and strengthen local organizations involved in the preservation and study of historical documents, sites, buildings and artifacts through the exchange of information and cooperative activities. Members include historical societies, commissions, foundations, preservation groups, museums, archives, individuals and patriotic organizations. The Confederation is governed by an executive council made up of statewide officers and regional representatives from 10 districts across the state.
The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies established an award program to recognize the special achievements of historical organizations, volunteers in historical organizations, professionals and other entities that further the programs and projects of historical organizations. Awards are available to member organizations, individuals and others for outstanding work in promoting and preserving South Carolina’s heritage. The Confederation recognizes winners at its awards banquet at the South Carolina Landmark Conference each year.
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This week there are several developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as results from last week’s items specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.UPCOMING: CITY OF CHARLESTON TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEEMay 25: Nowell Creek Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge & Path – Linear construction project for a shared use path and pedestrian bridge on Daniel Island at St. Thomas I...
This week there are several developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as results from last week’s items specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.
UPCOMING: CITY OF CHARLESTON TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
May 25: Nowell Creek Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge & Path – Linear construction project for a shared use path and pedestrian bridge on Daniel Island at St. Thomas Island Drive.
May 25: Daniel Island Drive Hotel - Site Plan for a 38-room hotel, restaurant and event space at 1995 Daniel island Drive.
June 1: The Waterfront Phase 3 – Two items: Preliminary plat and road construction plans for a road extension and 6 new single-family lots at Helmsman/Waterman Streets.
June 1: Woodfield Cooper River Farms II – Site plan for new 71-unit multifamily development at 645 Enterprise Blvd. on 2.7 acres.
June 1: Towne at Cooper River Phase II – Linear construction, road and infrastructure improvements to Enterprise Blvd, Beresford Run, and Clements Ferry Rd covering 30.1 acres.
June 1: Towne at Cooper River R/W Extension – Two items: Linear construction preliminary plat and road construction plans on Clements Ferry Road for a R/W extension, roadway construction, and master infrastructure for the Towne at Cooper River Master Development covering 29.92 acres.
RESULTS: CITY OF CHARLESTON TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
May 18: Parcel K – Blaze Residential – Site plan for 50 attached townhomes, amenities, and infrastructure on 5.5 acres at 1990 Daniel Island Drive. This is part of the Nowell Creek development at the former Blackbaud office building, parking lot and soccer facility. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.
May 18: The Waterfront Phase 4 – Site plan for construction of 2 multifamily buildings for 136 units on 3.9 acres and extension of Pier View St. Located at 116 Daniels Landing Drive. Results: Submit to TRC for 1st review.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY & COUNTY MEETINGS
Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets the first and third Monday of each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.
City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June, July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.
City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meets every Thurs. at 9 a.m.via Zoom.
City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design meets the 1st Wed. of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom.
City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:15 p.m., except for January and July when no meeting is held on the 1st Tues.
City of Charleston Design Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month at 4:30 p.m.
City of Charleston Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at 5 p.m.
City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 4:30 p.m.
City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Small projects meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of every month at 4:30 p.m.
All meetings are open for public comment except the City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meetings.
For more information, contacts for specific projects and on location and time of the meetings or to learn more, visit charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.
Compiled by Suzanne Detar