Shockwave is a nonsurgical in-office treatment to help heal painful musculoskeletal conditions. It is also called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
HOW DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY WORK?
ESWT (Shockwave therapy) is a non-invasive alternative to surgery pain from many common conditions. Shockwave treatment uses pressure waves focused on the site of the pain or injury to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, “jump-starting” the healing process. It may also help to heal damaged tissue.
Generally 3-6 treatments are performed on a weekly basis, and each one takes approximately 10-30 minutes, depending on the area treated and the amount of inflammation present.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Shockwave is useful for heel pain from plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, LBP, trigger finger, calves and hamstring tightness, Baker cysts, partial meniscus tears, Morton neuroma, patellar tendinitis, lateral epicondylitis, neuropathies, piriformis syndrome, shin splints, stress fractures, non union fractures, ED, cellulite, stretch mars and more.
WHO WOULD BENEFITS FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
There are a number of benefits to Shockwave treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure—which means there is no cutting of the skin. It also requires no anaesthesia, not even any numbing medicine. This means no time out of work or down-time following the procedure. Shockwave is also relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of surgery. There is no post-treatment pain medication needed, and the treatment is fast, safe, and effective.
Shockwave Therapy treatments are available at Vida Seattle and performed by our trained Physical Therapist George Hwang, DPT.
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