Using sound waves for tissue repair and pain relief
Pressure wave or Shockwave Therapy, also referred to as ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy), is a highly effective treatment method using high-energy sound waves to provide pain relief. It is one of the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment methods approved by the FDA. The treatment works by helping to improve the regenerative potential, enhancing blood circulation to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. It can also break up scar tissue.
Pressure wave Therapy can successfully address acute and chronic pain such as: knee, heel, foot, ankle, hamstring, back neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. It is used to address sports injuries as well as many chronic pain conditions.
It even works on old injuries! Living with the pain of something that happened in your younger years is no longer necessary.
How Pressure Wave Therapy works
High-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Pressure wave technology accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses, applied for short periods of time, create micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates the cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes.
What to results to expect
This non-surgical, non-invasive therapy for pain eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus quickly improving patients’ quality of life. Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments including:
- 91% success rate (as per clinical studies)
- No anesthesia required
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
It’s cost-effective and provides faster, easier healing than many alternative therapies.
Most people are good candidates for this treatment. However, patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable. After an assessment in our office, we will let you know if this treatment can help you.