28 Mar What Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy is quickly becoming one of the most talked about new medical treatments in the market today and it is being hailed as a “must have” treatment for individuals dealing with chronic pain. If you are suffering from an injury and are struggling to alleviate unwanted pain, then shockwave therapy may help.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
If you haven’t already heard of shockwave therapy, it is a noninvasive treatment that has been used since the 1990s. While it first came to prominence for foot and ankle problems, it can work on all types of soft tissue injuries.
It does this by stimulating the body’s natural healing process and boosts circulation. This will accelerate the healing of soft tissue injuries and has a positive effect on nerve endings by overstimulating them. The result is a treatment that actually helps relieve chronic pain.
What Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
In general, shockwave therapy can treat most types of soft tissue injuries. This includes common conditions such as:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Jumper’s Knee
- Achilles tendonopathy
- Retrocalcaneal bursitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Bone spurs
This treatment also works well on non-union stress fractures. This treatment will actually stimulate the osteoblasts or the cells that are needed to produce new bones or aid in bone healing. This treatment will also help stimulate fibroblasts that are responsible for healing injuries in connective tissues. Many people also find this treatment helps with pain relief because it overwhelms the nerve endings in the affected area resulting in a recalibration of the perceived pain.
This treatment can be used on its own, or together with other treatments and therapies like physical therapy to help you achieve your desired results. This is why you should always get a full consultation from a medical professional on your injury and talk about your desired results before starting the shockwave therapy.
If you have more questions about shockwave therapy, what it is and what it can treat, contact the experts here at LT Men’s Clinic. We love using shockwave therapy for our patients with soft tissue injuries and chronic pain—because we see significant results with these treatments.
If you have questions about shockwave therapy or want to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment, then contact us today for more information. You can call us to make an appointment at (817)961-9775.