Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Shockwave may help.

by | Apr 3, 2024

Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Does that nagging ache or throbbing sensation keep you from enjoying your everyday activities? If so, you may want to consider shockwave therapy.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment that uses acoustic waves to stimulate blood flow and promote healing in damaged tissue. This treatment has been used for decades to break up kidney stones, but in recent years, it’s become a popular option for treating musculoskeletal conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

During a shockwave therapy session, a medical professional will use a handheld device to deliver short bursts of high-energy sound waves to the affected area. These sound waves create microtrauma in the tissue, which triggers the body’s natural healing response. Over time, this healing response can reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote tissue regeneration.

What Are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

One of the primary benefits of shockwave therapy is that it’s a non-invasive treatment option. Unlike surgery, shockwave therapy doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia, which means you can avoid the risks and recovery time associated with more invasive procedures.

Additionally, shockwave therapy has been shown to be highly effective for treating chronic pain conditions that haven’t responded to traditional treatments like physical therapy or medication. In fact, studies have shown that shockwave therapy can improve pain and function for up to 90% of patients with plantar fasciitis.

Another benefit of shockwave therapy is that it’s a relatively quick and easy treatment option. Most sessions last between 15 and 20 minutes, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately afterward. Most research suggests that patients utilize shockwave 1-2 times a week for 3-4 weeks, receiving most benefit around 5 treatments.

If you’re struggling with chronic pain, don’t wait any longer to seek treatment. Talk to your practitioner at Back to Motion about whether shockwave therapy may be a good option for you. With its non-invasive nature, high success rate, and minimal downtime, this treatment may be just what you need to get back on your feet and enjoy a pain-free life.

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