Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is its own treatment for a lingering injury, or pain resulting from illness.

 

Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat the following conditions:

Feet - heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow
Shoulder - calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
Knee - patellar tendonitis
Hip – bursitis
Lower leg - shin splints
Upper leg - Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Back pain - lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain

How often can you have shockwave therapy?

Shockwave treatment is usually done once a week for 3-6 weeks, depending on results. The treatment itself can cause mild discomfort, but it only last 4-5 minutes, and the intensity can be adjusted to keep it comfortable.

Is shockwave and ultrasound the same thing?

Shock waves are single, mainly positive pressure pulses that are followed by comparatively small tensile wave components. Ultrasound applies an alternating high frequency load to the tissue, with a frequency range of several megahertz, thus leading to heating, tissue tears and cavitation at high amplitudes.

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