Introducing Shockwave Therapy:
Advanced Healing for Tendon and Joint Pain
Are you seeking a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment to alleviate your chronic joint pain or tendon injury?
Using a handheld device with ultrasound gel, this innovative therapy delivers pulsed, sonic energy deep into the injured tissue, promoting faster healing and improved well-being.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
By triggering the inflammatory process, an essential step in the healing journey, and enhancing blood flow to the affected area. Through repeated use, Shockwave Therapy stimulates angiogenesis, a natural process that aids in healing. While the treatment may cause some discomfort, the intensity can be easily managed using the dial provided by your healthcare provider.
Each treatment session typically lasts between 10 to 15 minutes, and in most cases, you can experience immediate relief. In fact, 80-90% of patients notice a significant improvement right after their first session. Complete resolution of symptoms can often be achieved in just 3-6 treatments, depending on the severity of your pain, the duration of the injury, and your tolerance for the intensity of Shockwave Therapy.
Who can benefit from this remarkable treatment?
Shockwave Therapy is ideal for individuals with tendon injuries or chronic joint pain, including conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, hamstring tears, quad tendon tears, gland tendon apathy, adductor tendonitis, and lateral and medial epicondylitis rotator cuff tendonitis.
At Preferred Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to assisting individuals over 40 in staying active, independent, and pain-free while avoiding pills, injections, and surgery. Our comprehensive approach combines Shockwave Therapy with hands-on, one-on-one physical therapy treatments, Normatech compression, and BEMER PEMF devices.
Our mission is to help you avoid reliance on painkillers and surgical interventions, ensuring a better quality of life.
Discover the Cutting-Edge Power of Shockwave Therapy
What is Shockwave Therapy?
It's a state-of-the-art treatment for tendon, muscle, and bone disorders. This non-invasive procedure, known as EPAT Shockwave Therapy, is FDA-approved and utilizes pulsed sound waves to break up persistent scar tissue, while also stimulating fresh blood flow to areas of lingering pain.
The effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy is unparalleled. Cleared by the FDA and rated twice as effective as cortisone injections for pain relief, it represents a breakthrough in noninvasive treatment methods. Shockwaves, audible high-energy sound waves, have been utilized in the medical field since the 1980s, initially for disintegrating kidney stones. Today, our modern pain therapy employs a shock wave generator to deliver healing energy to targeted regions of the body.
Choose Shockwave Therapy for advanced healing and a pain-free future to help you avoid harmful effects of pills, injections, or surgery.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and experience the transformative benefits of this remarkable treatment.
Here is a List of Frequently Asked Questions Regarding EPAT Shockwave Therapy
Does shockwave treatment work?
Yes! 80-91% of patients have reported successful reductions in chronic pain, improved mobility, and faster return to activity.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy works by delivering shockwaves or sonic energy pulses to the affected area using a handheld wand and ultrasound gel. The shockwaves stimulate the body's natural healing process, promoting tissue regeneration and improving blood flow to the area.
How long does it take for Shockwave to work? How many sessions do I need?
Most patients feel results right away and only need 2-3 treatments over 6 weeks. However, this depends on how severe the condition is, how chronic the pain has been, and well the patient is able to tolerate the shockwave treatment. The good news is if shockwave treatment is going to work, it will likely start working immediately after the first session.
How long are the treatment sessions?
Treatment sessions are between 15-20 minutes of treatment administration. Plan on about 30 minutes total for set up and completion of treatment.
Is shockwave therapy legitimate?
Yes it is when used correctly on the right conditions. This is why it’s so important to have your condition assessed by a musculoskeletal specialist like a physical therapist or orthopedic doctor to confirm your condition has a high likelihood to benefit from shockwave therapy.
Is Shockwave therapy safe?
A: Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe. However, it is important to discuss any underlying medical conditions with your healthcare provider to ensure that shockwave therapy is an appropriate treatment option.
Patients with any of the following should not use shockwave:
- Serious cardiovascular disorders or using strong blood thinners
- Implanted cardiac pacemakers that are not approved for pressure wave treatment if the treatment area is close to the device.
- Malignancies or Cancers
- Pregnancy, breast-feeding
- Phlebitis or deep venous thrombosis in leg where the treatment is taking place
- Youth with open growth plates
What conditions can shockwave therapy treat?
- Foot pain: plantar fascitis and Achilles tendinopathy.
- Knee pain: patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
- Leg pain: hamstring strain, proximal tears
- Hip pain: hip flexor strains, gluteal tendinopathies
- Elbow pain: Tennis Elbow, little league elbow
- Shoulder Pain: rotator cuff injuries, calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
- Chronic Low back pain
Is shockwave treatment painful?
Shockwave therapy can cause discomfort during treatment, but most patients find the discomfort to be tolerable. It is important to communicate with your healthcare provider about any pain or discomfort you may experience during treatment because the treatment intensity can be lowered or raised.
What are the potential side effects of shockwave therapy?
Side effects of shockwave therapy may include bruising, swelling, and pain. These side effects are typically mild and resolve within a few days of treatment.
Is shockwave therapy covered by insurance?
Even though shockwave therapy has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for certain musculoskeletal conditions. Insurance companies are not reimbursing for this treatment. All treatment is paid for directly by the patient. The FDA has cleared shockwave therapy devices for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Additionally, the FDA has approved shockwave therapy for the treatment of non-healing bone fractures (non-union fractures) that have not responded to other treatments.
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