Shockwave Therapy is a safe, non-invasive alternate to surgery for those suffering from many soft tissue, joint and tendon disorders.
This treatment involves the application of a series of high-energy percussions, sound waves, to the affected area. The shockwave is a physical shock, not an electric one. The Shockwave will trigger an inflammatory response, which is the body’s natural process of healing. The Shockwave causes responses that accelerate tissue regeneration by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain, therefore stimulating and accelerating the healing process. Shockwave Therapy can also relieve pain by producing an analgesic effect on the treatment area and help break down scar tissue and calcified areas.
Areas of the body or conditions that can be treated:
- Plantar Fasciitis
Patellar Tendonitis/tendonosis (Jumper’s knee)
Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
Rotator Cuff tendonitis including calcifying tendonitis
Muscular trigger points
Non Healing Ulcers
Treatment sessions are short (10-15 minutes) depending on the disorder that is treated and mildly uncomfortable for some patients. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after three or four sessions. In some cases, patients may experience temporary lingering pain, redness, or tingling that can last 24 – 48 hours. Decrease physical activity for 48 hours and do not use ice or anti-inflammatory medications.
Shockwave has virtually no risks or side effects. The reported rate of clinical success is between 77 and 90 percent worldwide.