ShockWave Therapy

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Shockwave? 

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Quadriceps Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Tendinitis in Biceps/Triceps
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints

How does Shockwave Therapy Work?  

When you experience chronic pain, your body no longer recognizes that there is an injury to that area. As a result, it shuts down the healing process, and you feel no relief. Sound waves penetrate deep through your soft tissue, causing a microtrauma or new inflammatory condition to the treated area. Once this occurs, it then triggers your body's natural healing response once again. 

How is Shockwave Preformed? 

All treatments are performed by experienced professionals. The individual applies the applicator to the area and administers the sound waves by moving over the affected area in a very slow, circular motion. During the treatment, there may be some minor discomfort. Painful areas are helpful in isolating the truly injured areas.

What Is The Typical Treatment Plan For Shockwave Therapy? 

The typical treatment plan for Shockwave Therapy is 4-6 treatments, once a week. Each treatment can take up to 15 mins, depending on the size and number of areas. All treatments are preformed by certified individuals. The treatment begins by applying the applicator to the treatment area and the applicator administers the sound waves by moving over the affected area in a slow circular motion. During the treatment, there may be minor discomfort. Painful areas are helpful to isolate the truly injured areas. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Shockwave Therapy feel like? 

Discomfort during Shockwave Treatment is normal. For most it is a quick, mild sting. However, the intensity can be adjusted throughout the treatment to keep you comfortable. 

What are the possible side effects? 

There are very few side effects with Shockwave Therapy. In rare cases redness and soreness may be experienced a day or two after treatment. 

Will I be in pain afterward? 

A day or two after the treatment, you may feel slight discomfort, almost like a bruise. This normal and is a sign that your treatment is working. 

Is Shockwave Therapy covered by my insurance? 

Unfortunately, Shockwave Therapy is not covered by insurance plans, call our office to learn more about affordable payment plans. 

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