What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. In modern pain therapy, shockwave energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities.
The first medical treatment with shockwaves was lithotripsy. This allowed focused shockwaves to essentially dissolve kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today, over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with this technology. The use of shockwaves to treat tendon related pain began in the early 1990s.
How Does it Work?
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.
Many medical white papers explain the benefits of Shockwave therapy. A recent paper explains the neural processes involved in pain memory. According to the new theory shock waves selectively delete “pathologic reflex patterns” and enable re-learning of “hale reflex pattern”, being the basis of permanent healing.
Here’s a great video of a prominent Doctor in the UK who utilizes Shockwave therapy:
What Disorders can be Treated?
- Heel spurs: plantar fasciitis
- Tendons: chronic enthesopathies
- Achilles tendon: mid-portion achilles tendinopathy
- Achilles tendon: insertional achilles tendinopathy
- Shin pain: tibialis anterior syndrome
- Knee pain: patellar tip syndrome
- Hip pain: greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Lower back pain: idiopathic lower back pain, radicular and pseudoradicular lower back pain
- Tennis elbow: lateral epicondylitis
- Golf elbow: medial epicondylitis
- Shoulder pain: calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder
- Shoulder pain: subacromial pain syndrome
- Chronic neck and back pain: myofascial trigger points (MFTPs)
- Osgood Schlatter disease (OSD)
What’s it Cost?
For a limited time, receive a Shockwave therapy treatment for only $185 per session! This same treatment can cost upwards of $300 elsewhere..
Contact us today to schedule your Shockwave therapy treatment while availability lasts!