Try FDA Approved Pain Relief with Shockwave
Shockwave promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
What Shockwave Treats
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Painful Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Heel Spur
- Chronic Tendonitis
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Low back pain
Shockwave therapy is performed in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Identify the exact area that needs to be treated.
Step 2: apply Gel.
Step 3: Initiate Therapy.
Shockwave is an internationally recognized therapy to treat chronic and acute pain.
What is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivery of shock waves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing. According to Jonathan T. Finnoff, D.O., medical director for Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, ESWT is a viable option to consider for many patients who present with chronic tendinopathy that hasn’t responded to more-conservative treatments. Often difficult to treat, chronic tendinopathy is characterized by localized pain and pathological changes to a tendon. The condition affects athletes and nonathletes alike.
Who is a candidate for ESWT?
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of ESWT for the treatment of plantar fasciopathy. However, recent findings note that multiple high-quality randomized clinical trials have provided substantial evidence that ESWT is a safe and effective noninvasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the musculoskeletal system.
Mayo Clinic physicians are currently using ESWT to treat chronic, recalcitrant tendinopathy throughout the body. These sports medicine specialists have found this therapy beneficial for treating the following areas of tendinopathy:
- Rotator cuff
- Lateral epicondyle
- Medial epicondyle
- Greater trochanter (gluteus medius and minimus)
- Proximal hamstring origin
- Rectus femoris
- Distal quadricep
- Patellar tendon
- Posterior tibial
- Plantar fascia
Shockwave Q & A
- Does Shockwave treatment hurt?
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
- Will Shockwave therapy help me?
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
- How many treatments will I need?
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
- Are there any restrictions after treatment?
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.
- Will I feel any pain after treatment?
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.