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 Wando, 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 Wando, 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
HUGER S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in the Huger-Wando community are voicing their concerns to city leaders about everything from transportation to affordable housing.Almost 200 people came to a community meeting at Cainhoy Elementary on Thursday. They say they feel overlooked when it comes to decisions regarding their area.Carl Anderson, S.C. House of Representatives District 103, says he is new to representing the Huger-Wando area and wants their requests to be fulfilled.“Berkeley County has several pots of mone...
HUGER S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in the Huger-Wando community are voicing their concerns to city leaders about everything from transportation to affordable housing.
Almost 200 people came to a community meeting at Cainhoy Elementary on Thursday. They say they feel overlooked when it comes to decisions regarding their area.
Carl Anderson, S.C. House of Representatives District 103, says he is new to representing the Huger-Wando area and wants their requests to be fulfilled.
“Berkeley County has several pots of money that we just hope would be shared across Berkeley County with every area of Berkeley County, but this area, as they said to me, they feel like they have been overlooked,” Anderson said. “So, I feel like this area needs a little bit more attention than the other areas.”
At the meeting, representatives from Berkeley County, the state’s health department and department of transportation, just to name a few, answered questions from the public.
“The funds that have come in from the federal government during this pandemic and what is going to be done with it,” Anderson said. “And we heard that only a fraction of those funds were spent. So, they want to be included in the funds that the county has so that things can get done in this area.”
Another issue brought up was the repaving of certain roads, the cost of affordable housing and overall severity of sewage and drainage problems.
One community member, Cynthia Lawrence, says she wished that the agencies could have gone into more detail with their answers.
“Well, I think the public is still a little leery about the answers that they received tonight from the agencies that were here,” Lawrence said. “We needed to go a little deeper and it just wasn’t enough time.”
Although the community members say they wish they had more time, other county and school representatives say they can answer more in-depth questions when contacted directly.
The hope is to have another meeting sometime in October, but no date has been set as of now. The organizer’s plans include inviting Berkeley County Water and Sewer so they can solve more of the sewage issues.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at SC Ports’ Wando Welch Terminal Thursday morning.
Officials say it was reported around 9:06 a.m. after a forklift inside a partially covered building caught on fire.
Several units including Mount Pleasant Fire, Charleston Fire Department and Charleston County EMS responded.
No injuries were reported.
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Wando High School’s volleyball program earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2021-2022 season. This is the sixth consecutive year the Warriors picked up this honor.The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees last month, which included 425 high school girls’ teams.The academic achievement award was created in 1992 to recognize teams that excel in the classroom. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point ave...
Wando High School’s volleyball program earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2021-2022 season. This is the sixth consecutive year the Warriors picked up this honor.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the honorees last month, which included 425 high school girls’ teams.
The academic achievement award was created in 1992 to recognize teams that excel in the classroom. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. The Warriors team finished the school year with a team GPA of 3.412 (4.0 scale), making them eligible for the national honor.
Not only did the Warriors excel in the classroom. Wando won the South Carolina High School League’s Region 7-AAAAA title, made the Lower State championship match in November, and finished the season with a 35-8-1 record. Head coach Alexis Glover, who has been in charge of the program for nearly 35 years and won four state titles, appreciates the balance of academic and athletic excellence.
“Our program’s first priority is academics,” said Glover. “School comes before volleyball. When your priorities are in the right order, you can be successful in the classroom and on the court.”
Wando High School 2021-2022 Volleyball Roster
“Academic achievement does not happen by accident,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “I’m so proud of the hundreds of coaching staffs that make excellence in the classroom a priority.”
Charleston County Parks is proud to once again partner with The Boardr to host the Grind for Life skateboarding competition series at SK8 Charleston on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Grind for Life series is a national, all ages and all skills street and bowl skateboarding competition benefitting the Grind for Life Organization, a non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.
Various skateboarding competitions will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 30. The competition is limited to 175 competitors and registration is now open. Pre-registration is required for participants and can be done online at this link: https://theboardr.com/register. Registration to compete is $50 per person. Waivers must be signed for all competitors. Spectators are free of charge and are welcome to come watch the action throughout the day.
The Grind for Life contest schedule will begin with practice sessions at 8 a.m., followed by adaptive skating competitions at 9:30. The rest of the day will feature street skating and bowl competitions in various categories and age groups, followed by awards presentations.
Street Jam events will feature three skaters per jam, with three minutes per jam, and are judged on overall impression. Pro Bowl Jam events will feature eight skaters per jam, with three runs at 30 seconds each, with participants skating in order and judged on overall impression.
Participants are encouraged to arrive on time for their division as schedule adjustments cannot be made. The full contest schedule can be found at CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link: https://ccprc.com/3601/Grind-for-Life).
Participants must wear industry standard helmets with securely fastened chinstrap and closed toe shoes at all times. Protective pads are strongly recommended. Children 12 and under must be under the supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older at all times. Smoking, tobacco products of any form and alcohol are strictly prohibited at SK8 Charleston.
A portion of entry fees from the event will be donated to the Grind for Life Organization. The Grind for Life Organization is a 501(c)(3) that raises money to assist cancer patients with treatment-related travel expenses that are not usually covered by health insurance. SK8 Charleston will be the fourth stop for this year’s Grind for Life series, which is held at various skateparks throughout the US. Grind for Life will host two additional competitions in Pensacola and Tampa, Fla. later this fall.
Owned and operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, SK8 Charleston is a concrete skate park that spans over 32,000 square feet. The park, which opened in 2017, is located on the neck area of the Charleston peninsula at 1549 Oceanic Street. SK8 Charleston features an intermediate bowl, a pro bowl, a 200-foot-long snake run, and a 300-foot-long street course. The site features a building offering a small skate shop, restrooms, concessions and seating areas. SK8 Charleston is open each Wednesday through Monday for skating, and on Tuesdays for BMX bikers.
For more information on the Grind for Life series or SK8 Charleston, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link), GrindforLife.org, or call 843- 795-4386. This event is sponsored by Crafty, Cranks & Board Shop and Parrot Surf & Skate.
The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes six land parks, three beach parks, three dog parks, a skate park, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, a historic plantation site, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services — festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more.
For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.
Fresh off a shutout win over Lake Marion in Week 1, the Lucy Beckham Bengals came out roaring on Aug. 25 versus archrival Wando High School, as a capacity crowd at CCSD District 2 Stadium witnessed the second-year football program pummel the Warriors 43-0.
After a futile opening series for the Bengals offense, it was the defense that set the tone early courtesy of defensive back Perrin Ketchin, who snatched an interception intended for an opposing receiver in the end zone.
From there, the rest of the squad continued riding a booming crescendo that left a listless Wando standing in place for most of the contest.
Buoyed by a ferocious running attack featuring Stephen Segars (112 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Charles Byrd, the Bengals jumped to a 29-0 lead before halftime.
The second half was more of the same, as the Warriors were held to fewer than 100 yards of offense.
Dutch Fork coach Reed Gunter hopes his team’s first state title trip isn’t its last one.The Silver Foxes put up a fight against powerhouse Wando, but the Warriors’ depth and experi...
Dutch Fork coach Reed Gunter hopes his team’s first state title trip isn’t its last one.
The Silver Foxes put up a fight against powerhouse Wando, but the Warriors’ depth and experience took over in the final two quarters in the 15-8 victory Saturday in the Class 5A state championship match.
It is Wando’s sixth state title and fourth in a row.
Dutch Fork finishes the year at 15-2, the most wins in the six-year history of the program.
“Even with the loss today, it is tremendous and so happy to be there,” Gunter said. “It shows the hard work we put in and all the effort. I don’t plan on this being the last time. We plan on being back.”
Jack Shipman and Logan Mitchell each scored five goals for Wando (12-4). The Warriors, who led 7-6 at halftime, took control in the third quarter by scoring four goals. They added four more goals in the fourth quarter.
Shipman scored as time expired in the quarter to give Wando an 11-6 lead after three.
“This means a lot to maintain some dominance in this state,” Wando's Lance Renes said. “We put a lot of work into the practices. And all that work gives us the confidence to do our best and paint a beautiful picture.”
“Really, in the second half, we let them get a lot of shots off in the crease,” Gunter said. “Too many times, they came out with a better offensive plan and decided to attack us in close. I guess we just weren’t prepared for it. And in the second half, their depth came into play and wore us down a little bit.”
Alex Walters led Dutch Fork with four goals, and Chance Hainey added two.
Dutch Fork trailed much of the first half but erased a pair of three-goal deficits. Walters had a hat trick in the first quarter, with his third goal tying it at 3 with 1:43 left in the quarter.
The Silver Foxes trailed 6-3 but goals by Jakob Lara and Austin Beasley cut it to 6-5 with 5:55 left in second quarter. Hainey tied it at 6 on a goal with 44 seconds left in the half.
Tommy Marcoon gave Wando a 7-6 lead 20 seconds later.
This story was originally published April 28, 2018, 4:58 PM.
Carolina Forest’s spirited postseason run came to an end Friday evening at Wando High School.The Panthers fought until the last pitch, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Warriors from beating Carolina Forest 2-0 in seven innings.Wando captured the Lower State Championship with the victory and will now play for the State Championship against JL Mann. Carolina Forest needed to win both games of a doubleheader to advance.Carolina Forest had nothing short of a magical season, going 21-11 and winning nine out of 11 ...
Carolina Forest’s spirited postseason run came to an end Friday evening at Wando High School.
The Panthers fought until the last pitch, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Warriors from beating Carolina Forest 2-0 in seven innings.
Wando captured the Lower State Championship with the victory and will now play for the State Championship against JL Mann. Carolina Forest needed to win both games of a doubleheader to advance.
Carolina Forest had nothing short of a magical season, going 21-11 and winning nine out of 11 playoff games. The Panthers defeated Sumter three times—twice in the playoffs—a feat the team had not accomplished in school history prior to April.
The Panthers relied heavily on their pitching rotation of senior Andrew Brong and juniors Jakob Frishmuth and Patrick Orlando, and Friday’s game against Wando was no exception.
Brong got the start for Carolina Forest and pitched the entire seven-inning game, giving up only two walks and three hits in the game. Brong has six strikeouts.
Carolina Forest just couldn’t seem to get to home plate.
In two separate innings the Panthers had the bases loaded, but with Wando’s ace pitching, they just couldn’t get any runs on the board.
Multiple Panthers did manage to get on base.
Jakob Frishmuth was walked, Patrick Orlando had a single, designated hitter Christian Richardson had a single, catcher Joey Dwulet has a single, and Dylan Roberts had a single.
Carolina Forest nearly got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning. Dylan Roberts was on third base when Richardson hit a single toward left field. Roberts sprinted home, but was called out after much debate between the three umpires.
Carolina Forest made a play for the lead in the sixth inning with runners on first and third, with only one out, but Wando struck out the next two batters.
Carolina Forest never gave up. With two outs in the top of the seventh, the bases were loaded, but Wando seemed determined to not let Carolina Forest pull out the miraculous victory.
Cameron Cauble struck out for the final out in the top of the seventh, sealing the Panthers fate.
As Wando’s team celebrated on the pitcher’s mound by tackling their MVP, pitcher Harrison Smith, who threw nine strikeouts, the Panthers put on a brave face, although closer inspection one could see the heartbreak of defeat. CFHS coach Jack Jolly gathered his team for one more post-game speech, speaking of his pride in each one of them and how they fought until the very end.
Jolly continued praising his team after the post-game huddle.
“They fought until the very last pitch, they have made it farther than anyone could’ve predicted at the beginning of the season and I am glad I have been able to coach each one of these fine young men,” Jolly said.
Jolly said the Panthers reached the Lower State Championship only one other time in the school’s history, in 2009, with Jolly at the helm. The Panthers only lost two of their last 11 games, both to the Wando Warriors, with a combined amount of four runs. Though a tough loss for Carolina Forest, the Panthers have much to look forward to come next year.
The Panthers will only be losing three players who are graduating this year: Andrew Brong, Joey Dwulet and Austin Spraker.
Jolly will be having the beef of his offensive lineup: Cauble, Richardson and Roberts all returning for one more year, as well as his pitching duo of Frishmuth and Orlando returning.
So should fans plan on seeing the Panthers make it even farther next year?
“You can count on it,” Orlando said.