SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

shockwave therapy is being done on foot

What is Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that creates low energy acoustic waves that are applied to an injury through direct contact. These acoustic waves result in cell repair, pain relief and better mobility. It is used worldwide for patients with chronic pain.

What conditions can be treated with shockwave therapy?

  • Feet: such as heel spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
  • Elbow: such as Elbow and Golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder: such as Calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
  • Knee: such as patellar tendonitis
  • Hip: such as Bursitis
  • Leg: such as shin splints, Iliotibial friction syndrome
  • Back pain: such as lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscle pain
  • Scar tissue treatment

Don’t see your area of concern? Contact us for more information on whether shockwave therapy suits you!

Benefits

  • Reverse inflammation
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Release trigger points
  • Non-surgical
  • No side effects
  • Quick recovery 

Does it hurt?

Depending on the level of pain the patient is experiencing, the 5-minute treatment might feel a bit uncomfortable. The therapy may also cause inflammation. However, this process increases circulation quickening the healing process.

How many sessions will I need?

The sessions of shockwave therapy depend on the type of treatment the patient requires. Although in most cases they are about 3-6 treatments. In a typical session, a patient will receive anywhere between 1000-4000 pulses depending on the condition and area of injury.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

More than 80% of our patients experience relief right after the first treatment.  However, within 2-4 hours of treatment, some experience soreness of the treated area.  This soreness is normal and is tolerable.

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