Pressure wave therapy uses 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 of your own body, enhancing blood circulation, and stimulating stem cells in the fat to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. Pressure wave therapy can also break up scar tissue, adhesions, and calcifications that can interfere with muscle, ligament, or joint function.
Pressure wave therapy can successfully address acute and chronic pain in the knee, heel, foot, ankle, hamstring, back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand. It is used to address sports injuries as well as many chronic pain conditions.
ESWT 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
Pressure Wave Therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive therapy approved by the FDA that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate blood flow and healing in 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. While the process may sound scary or painful, there is only mild discomfort at the time of the procedure and a few days after.
The number of sessions needed for total pain relief depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes. Most patients begin to experience diminished pain after only 1-2 treatments.
Benefits of Pressure Wave Therapy
A better quality of life can be achieved quickly through Pressure Wave Therapy! As pain is reduced, mobility and everyday satisfaction of life’s quality improves.
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments including:
- 91% success rate (as per clinical studies)
- Non-surgical, so no anesthesia is required
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
It's also 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 have an active cancer diagnosis are not suitable. After an assessment in our office, we will discuss if this treatment option can help you.