Shockwave Therapy

What does Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Treat?                                                                        

This device treats muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone issues.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neuromas
  • Achilles Pathology
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction 
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Myofascial Adhesions
  • Scar Tissue
  • Tendonitis 

What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and how does it work?
It is a non-surgical in-office treatment to help heal painful conditions of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bone. The treatment uses high energy pressure waves focused on the site of pain to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. It helps enhance blood circulation and heal damaged tissue. The painful area gradually heals over the course of several treatments.

Is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy safe?  What are the possible side effects or complications?

There are no known risks. There is no cutting of the skin making it is non-invasive and non-surgical. No medications are needed. Injections nor anesthesia are administered. Some patients may experience  minor additional discomfort at the treatment site during the first few days after treatment.

What’s the rate of success?
Statistically, 82% of patients have no heel pain after the full course of treatment is completed.

What are the benefits of  Shockwave Therapy?
This treatment is FDA cleared and effective. The machine is medical grade and used by physicians.

  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • No preparations before treatments
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Faster, easier healing
  • May be less expensive than surgery

What will I experience while getting Shockwave Therapy?
Gel is placed on your foot/leg to allow the Shockwave machine to work effectively. You will feel a repetitive pulse of pressure that is generated from the machine and into your body. The pulse is not painful or intense. Each treatment session takes approximately 10 minutes. Generally, 3-5 treatments are performed every 1-2 weeks.


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