Have you ever had heel pain so bad that it was hard to get out of bed? Shinsplints prevent you from running? Or elbow pain limit you from taking milk out of the fridge?
Soft tissue injuries like these can limit your activities and prevent you from enjoying life.
Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for many soft tissue injuries.
It is particularly effective for those involving ligaments and tendons. It is also effective for trigger points.Shockwave therapy restarts the natural healing process, speeding healing and getting you out of pain quickly.
The common factor in these types of conditions is the chronic inflammatory process.
This is often seen in common overuse injuries. Shockwave is especially helpful for those conditions that just don’t seem to respond to other forms of treatment.
Hi-intensity sound waves stimulate new blood vessel growth, reverse chronic inflammation and promote tissue repair.
Clinical studies suggest shockwave therapy can be effective in as little as 4 treatments in a high percentage of cases even if the pain has been persistent.
Shockwave can treat plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, lateral hip pain, rotator cuff pain, shin splints, tennis elbow, golf elbow, and more.
Your first visit will consist of a thorough history and examination.
Once it is determined shockwave is right for you, your treatment can often start that day. Your area of concern will be carefully identified and localized, gel is then applied to the area and then the therapy is delivered with the Evo-blue handpiece seen above.
Treatment frequency is once a week for as little as 3 weeks even in tough or persistent cases. In order to ensure you reach your goals and return to activities as soon as possible a comprehensive treatment program will be designed including other strategies such as home exercises, taping or manual adjustments.
Research suggests that even in chronic cases this treatment is effective in over 80% of cases in as few as 3 treatments.