In Metro Healthcare Partners’ pain management department, we try to include as many noninvasive treatments as possible. Shockwave therapy is a very easy and effective therapy for chronic pain and injuries. Shockwaves are audible high-energy sound waves. These acoustic waves are applied to a painful area to accelerate the healing process in the body. They stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; allowing damaged tissue to regenerate and fully heal.
How many treatments are necessary and how long does each treatment take?
Each therapy session takes between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the disorder being treated. In general, an average of 3 to 6 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals.
How successful is the therapy?
After only 1 to 2 sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.
Conditions and symptoms we can treat with shock wave therapy:
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
- Shin pain/tibial stress syndrome
- Achilles tendon pain
- Heel pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Trigger points
- Back pain
- Fascial pain