SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Therapy

Updated 2/23/2024

New SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology: a pain-free treatment to return you to a pain-free life



SoftWave’s patented sound wave therapy is an exciting, breakthrough treatment option in the field of regenerative medicine for the foot and ankle.


This FDA approved technology speeds up your body’s natural healing ability, promoting a quick recovery from bone and soft tissue injuries without needles, steroid injections, anesthesia, medicine, or expensive hospitalization. 


University Foot and Ankle Institute is proud to be one of a few select California practices to offer this exciting breakthrough in the field of foot and ankle medicine.

Is this a new form of shock wave therapy? Does it hurt?

Yes. SoftWave is a type of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (meaning that it’s administered in a non-invasive topical fashion). Shockwave therapy delivers consecutive focused acoustic waves, which carry high energy impulses to painful or injured myoskeletal tissues. This technology is used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology, and even veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and restoring mobility.


The great thing about SoftWave is that it’s updated and improved, offering better penetration and different waveforms that are better for healing than other available ESWT devices. It is shockwave on steroids. 


SoftWave is painless and doesn’t require needles, anesthesia, or trigger points. It involves no downtime, has no side effects. It is also performed during a single office visit. 


This therapy is so effective that patients rarely require more than three visits to achieve long-lasting pain relief. In fact, when we see patients for follow-up, many patients who’ve been treated with this therapy for plantar fasciitis report that they obtained near-complete pain relief after just one or two visits. It is exceeding our expectations.


What conditions are successfully treated with SoftWave Acoustic Therapy? 

SoftWave has demonstrated great success in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders including:


  • OrthoGold
    Plantar fascia pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Tendon injuries including Achilles tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), patellar tendon inflammation (jumper’s knee), rotator cuff injuries, tendinopathy, calcific tendinitis, and more
  •  Delayed bone healing (improving recovery times)
  •  Stress fractures
  •  Ligaments
  •  Delayed post-operative wound healing due to compromised blood supply 
  •  Heel pain
  •  Ulcers
  •  Prior non-healing surgeries
  •  Chronic pain
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Diabetic wound healing
  •  Ulcers


How does SoftWave Acoustic Wave Therapy work? 

When administered over your painful area, this breakthrough technology tricks your body into thinking that it has been re-injured, prompting the release of stem cells and certain biological markers from the treated area to trigger a strong healing response in the surrounding tissues. 


You see when you sustain an injury, it causes some cells to be damaged or to die, breaking down their outer membrane and releasing intracellular RNA fragments from the damaged tissue to the surrounding tissues.


The presence of free RNA fragments prompts the surrounding healthy tissue to activate natural healing mechanisms such as:

  • Boosting the immune response
  • Prompting blood vessels to increase blood flow
  • Attracting stem cells to stimulate tissue regeneration


By recruiting all of these “reinforcements”, the free RNA fragments put the body’s healing process into overdrive, which not only helps reduce pain and swelling but also speeds up the body’s healing time. SoftWave ingeniously triggers a natural healing response without killing or damaging the host cells but rather allowing them to remain intact.


Leading medical institutions and sports teams endorse SoftWave Therapy

SoftWave Acoustic Therapy has been used with outstanding results for over a decade by leading medical institutions and top sports teams in the United States and Europe, helping thousands of patients to heal in record time. These include: 


Prestigious institutions such as the Hospital for Special Surgery, UCSF Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and the Shepherd Center have all reported great success in treating a wide range of orthopedic injuries with SoftWave Acoustic Therapy.


What’s more, leading sports medicine doctors behind teams such as the L.A. Lakers, the Chicago Cubs, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Cleveland Indians have been using SoftWave to treat their injured athletes, transition them sooner into physical therapy, improve their range of motion, and return them to sports in record time.


Our SoftWave promise and guarantee

We are so confident in our SoftWave technology and our protocol at University Foot and Ankle Institute that we will give you a guarantee. Sign up for 5 sessions of SoftWave to treat your heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and/or Achilles tendonitis and if you don’t have complete resolution of your pain, we will perform a free platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for you. 


We know we can make you better and get you back to your life and we will put our reputation and our money on the line. We’re that confident in this technology.


Why is UFAI your best choice for shock wave therapy and regenerative medicine?

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At UFAI, we firmly believe most conditions should initially be treated conservatively and non-surgically using minimally invasive techniques, whenever possible. In our experience, “conservative treatment modalities” deliver excellent results well over 80% of the time.


Occasionally, when conservative treatments do not work as well expected, other advanced non-invasive treatments become necessary. 


That is when regenerative therapy treatment options such as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), Amniotic Fluid Allograft, amniotic stem cell therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP therapy), or Prolotherapy might be appropriate.


Our physicians have decades of combined experience using regenerative medicine and are internationally recognized experts in the field of regenerative medicine to treat foot and ankle conditions. 


If you would like to learn more about whether any regenerative medicine therapies might be right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our foot and ankle specialists by calling (877) 736-6001 or make an appointment online now. Appointments are available at any of our locations including Santa Monica, Mid-city Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills CA, and others throughout Southern California.

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