Shockwave Regenerative Treatment
You sprained your ankle six months ago, and the pain is still keeping you off your feet. You keep hurting your shoulder playing golf. The nerve pain in your back makes it difficult to sit through the day at work. When you’re experiencing chronic pain from a work-related or sports injury, shockwave regenerative treatment may be the answer.
- Do you feel like you should be back on the field, the court or the stage already? Try the latest ultrasound therapy. It encourages your tissues to heal faster and more completely. Find out how radial shockwave therapy can help you.
- If you’ve got a lingering injury that just won’t heal properly or fully, you need a treatment that does what time alone hasn’t. That’s exactly what shockwave therapy does. Learn how it works.
- To get back on your feet and back to your active lifestyle, come to ReBalance in New York City for shockwave therapy. Using sound waves, this breakthrough procedure is applied over your skin, but it works underneath. Schedule a consultation today!
Introducing Shockwave Regenerative Treatment
Also known as radial shockwave therapy and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, shockwave regenerative treatment is a strong but painless way to treat sports injuries and other lingering injuries. This ultrasound therapy is an effective and noninvasive way to treat painful conditions of your muscles, bones, nerves and musculoskeletal connective tissue.
Shockwave regenerative therapy is a form of orthopedic and sports rehabilitative treatment for both injury and chronic pain, although its name isn’t quite as fierce as it sounds. The treatment consists of soundwave pulses delivered via external — or extracorporeal — handheld tools. Thanks to decades of success and proven safety, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is becoming a standard procedure that speeds healing.
How Shockwave Therapy Works
Radial shockwave therapy uses a form of focused sound energy that encourages regenerative healing in your muscles, bones and connective tissue, including ligaments and tendons. Delivered by your doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist at ReBalance in New York City, the procedure sends a focused, percussive sound wave deep into the site of your injury, pain or chronic tightness. It requires no anesthesia because it isn’t painful.
Your physician or therapist applies a coating of water-soluble gel on your skin where you’re feeling the pain. The gel better transmits the soundwaves beneath your skin. The handheld device then creates thousands of tiny sonic pressure pulses that generate micro-ruptures deep within your capillaries. These ruptures hyper-stimulate or excite new cell growth at the site, causing a rapid body response to heal. As a result, the procedure encourages rapid repair, increased blood supply and oxygenation that carries away the inflamed tissue.
Pain Relief from Radial Shockwave Therapy
Your physician or pain therapist may prescribe a plan consisting of three to five treatments. Pain relief from shockwave therapy is quick, if not immediate. The anesthetic effect of the shockwave pulses act on your pain. The healing process itself usually begins within a couple sessions and can continue for several weeks and months afterward.
Current research shows radial shockwave therapy to be effective at least 80 percent of the time. During the course of treatment, you may experience mild and short-lived tingling, redness or bruising at the site of the therapy. These side effects have become rarer, thanks to the continued development of the shockwave technology.
Areas Treated by Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
- Stress fractures
- Runners knee
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
- Chronic muscle tightness
- Inflammation of muscles, ligaments or tendons
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is also a common form of treatment for painful issues in your feet, such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heal spurs
Nerve pain is another area where radial shockwave treatment can help. It can improve your:
- Radial pain
- Pinched nerves
- Shooting pain
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
Shockwave therapy has proven its worth through clinical trials and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Shockwave treatment has been effective in restoring blood flow for other conditions, including erectile dysfunction. It’s also used for reducing adhesions where scar tissue has formed and for areas of calcification in your bone.
Using Shockwave Therapy for Your Pain
Make an appointment at ReBalance to ask if using shockwave therapy for your work, sports injury or pain is appropriate. While it can ease your pain and speed your healing, radial shockwave therapy is not advised for some people or conditions, such as:
- Young patients where growth plates are still open and forming
- Areas where tumors are present
- Areas where infection is present
- Disorders of the nerves or circulation
- Metabolic bone disorders