Shockwave Therapy

Fast, gentle treatment for chronic muscle and tendon injures.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a treatment that speeds up the healing
process in your body. This treatment heals chronic pain while stimulating the
metabolism and enhancing blood circulation.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

During treatment, fast-traveling shockwaves are released directly into the area where you’re experiencing pain. These waves instantly begin to stimulate blood flow and circulation to ramp up the healing process. One of the reasons why shockwave treatments are commonly used for foot conditions like plantar fasciitis is that this therapy is effective at promoting blood flow in areas of the body that tend to have reduced circulation. For patients, there is an opportunity to stimulate cell production for healing and regrowth in both bone and connective tissue.  Multiple high-quality randomized clinical trials have provided substantial evidence that Shockwave Therapy is a safe and effective non-invasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the musculoskeletal system.  In many cases, this
treatment reduces pain and improves mobility after one to three treatments.
Treatments should be done once a week.

Who Should Get Shockwave Treatments?

Considered very gentle and safe, shockwave treatments can be ideal for anyone dealing with a musculoskeletal injury. In particular, this therapy is recognized as a top treatment for plantar fasciitis.  These are all of the common treatment areas:


Achilles Tendinopathy

Calcific Tendonitis

Patellar Tendinosis

Plantar Fasciitis

Tennis/Golfer Elbow

Rotator-cuff injuries


In sports medicine, shockwave treatments can be desirable for athletes with injuries that are not responding strongly to baseline treatments like icing, resting, bracing, or special exercises prior to considering surgery. Additionally, people with pain and injuries caused by repetitive movements or strain can benefit from this treatment. In studies, patients have seen an improvement in functionality and quality of life after shockwave treatment.


What Does Shockwave Treatment Feel Like?

For patients, shockwave therapy typically feels like a very “uneventful” experience. While you may experience some slight discomfort as the wand is used, this treatment does not generally cause pain. Session often takes less than 30 minutes and patients are able to resume normal activities with no downtime following a treatment.


To learn more, call our clinic or schedule a Shockwave
Therapy appointment.

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