Monday, 24 July 2017

Shockwave Therapy: What You Need to Know

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method of healing that sends sound waves through the tissues to address specific conditions and reduce both pain and inflammation. It works exceptionally well for all types of chronic pain, including that associated with plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

How It Works

An ultrasound is performed to identify the area that is to be treated. A small wand is guided over the area and the sound waves are directed towards the area where the pain is located. Because the procedure is non-invasive, there is little to no recovery period so you can return to your normal activities within a few hours of the procedure. The entire procedure only takes 18 minutes to complete and is performed in the doctor's office. A second treatment may be needed to maintain the procedure's healing effects.

The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy offers a variety of benefits for many different conditions that are known to cause chronic pain. A few examples are: arthritis, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and any chronic joint pain associated with past injuries or excessive wear and tear. The sound waves work by breaking up inflammation and increasing the amount of circulation to the area. This helps to rejuvenate the tissues and create a healing response that allows the body to begin to repair itself.

If you experience chronic pain and other treatment methods haven't worked, call our office today for a consultation to find out how shock wave therapy can help you. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire healing process and provide you with a safe and effective alternative to surgery. Call and schedule your appointment today so you have the information you need to make an informed decision.