Shockwave Therapy is a revolutionary new technology which provides non-surgical treatment for many conditions that historically could only be resolved through surgical intervention. Shockwave Therapy promotes healing of degenerated or injured tissue leading to reduced pain and an increase in joint function. Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven to be effective in resolving and treating a wide variety of medical conditions, improving quality of life.
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. The body responds with increased metabolic activity around the site of the pain that stimulates and accelerates the healing process.
Medical effects include new blood vessel formation, reversal of chronic inflammation, dissolution of calcified fibroblasts, stimulation of collagen production, dispersion of pain mediators, and release of trigger points.
Common sites successfully treated by Shockwave Therapy:
- Foot: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis & Heel Spurs
- Knee: Patellar Tendinosis & shin pain
- Hip: Trochanteric Bursitis
- Shoulder: Rotator Cuff/Calcific Tendinosis
- Elbow: Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
- Muscles: Non-responsive Trigger Points
The literature suggests total resolution of symptoms on most patients with 3-5 sessions of 10-15 minutes. Marked pain relief is observed in most patients in just 8-10 days after the first treatment.
- 90% improvement with Plantar Fasciitis (Journal of Orthopaedics Research 2005)
- 91% improvement of Calcific Tendonitis (JAMA 2003)
- 77% improvement of Tennis Elbow (Journal of Orthopaedics 2005)