What is Shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works through the delivery of a series of high-energy percussions to a designated affected area. The shockwave is a physical sound wave “shock” and not an electric one. These mechanical pulses break down scar tissue and/or calcification and other damaged tissue causing an inflammatory response and guiding the body to heal itself.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
A handheld probe is used to direct shockwaves to the specified area. Shockwaves stimulate cells and increases metabolic activity in the local area to produce a healing response that includes growth factor production, neovascularization, remodeling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues, and the repair of soft tissues. This is beneficial in cases of stagnant healing responses and chronic injuries.
Success Rates from Shockwave Therapy?
80% of patients report improvement after the first treatment.
What does shockwave therapy treat?
Shockwave therapy is used on a variety of pain conditions including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Piriformis syndrome
- Shin splints
- Acute muscle spasm or strain
- Trigger points
- IT Band syndrome
- Shoulder pain or rotator cuff tendinopathy
- Achilles tendon pain
- Heel spurs
- Osgood Schlatter’s disease