At Grossman Chiropractic, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy their active life free from pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment device used in various aspects of medicine to eliminate chronic pain problems. It stimulates the body’s natural healing process, promotes fast pain relief, helps speed up recovery, and is a preferred alternative to surgery.
How Shockwave Therapy Helps
For shockwave therapy treatment, high-energy waves or pulses need to be focused on the affected tissue. The high-energy waves create tiny bubbles in the tissue, and when these bubbles burst, they stimulate the activity of stem cells, blood flow, and the enzymes involved in reducing pain. This stimulation activates the healing process and encourages long-term tissue regeneration.
Process of Shockwave Therapy Application
The process of shockwave therapy is quite simple. First, we locate the affected area. Then, an adequate amount of gel is applied to that area. The gel helps in an effective and smooth transfer of the acoustic shockwaves. Finally, we place the shockwave device on the affected area and press the start button. The treatment does not hurt, but there may be some soreness in the treated area.
Conditions Shock Wave Can Treat
Shockwave therapy is best suited for when injuries reach a non-healing state. There are several conditions successfully treatable by shockwave therapy, such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spur
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Muscle insertional pain
- Chronic tendon conditions like:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Shoulder tendinopathy
- Gluteal tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow tendinopathy
Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy
- Fast and effective with long-lasting effects
- Clinically proven and safe
- Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers with no medication
- Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
- Stimulation of the healing process triggered by stem cell activation
Shockwave therapy is a treatment best suited for painful, difficult-to-treat medical conditions. It stimulates the body’s natural healing process to reduce pain problems. For complete healing with long-lasting effects, patients may need more than one treatment. Book an appointment with Grossman Chiropractic today!