Shockwave therapy utilizes high-speed, high-energy pulses to treat areas of pain and dysfunction in the body. These pulses move faster than the speed of sound, creating a shockwave inside the body that stimulates the body’s healing and pain relief processes and can be focused to treat specific desired locations within the body.
What Happens During an Shockwave Therapy Appointment?
During your shockwave therapy appointment, your provider will use a machine to apply shockwaves to the areas that are most important for the healing of your condition. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes, with few to no side effects and almost no discomfort. Your appointment should also require no time off work or interruption in your daily routine for recovery from the procedure.
What Conditions Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. Some of the injuries and illnesses that often respond positively to this treatment approach include the following:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Patella Tendinosis
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Brain injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- And More