Shock Wave Therapy
Experiencing pain on a daily basis at the same spot can significantly ruins your health and the quality of life. Aside from medications, Shock Wave Therapy is an innovative alternative to treat chronic pain, office syndrome plus other health issues. Let us learn more about the benefits of the Shock Wave Therapy.
What is Shock Wave Therapy?
Shock Wave Therapy is physical therapy that uses energy from shock waves to treat chronic pain and inflammation. Shock waves are similar to sound waves used for kidney stone Ultrasound therapy. However, Shock Wave Therapy emits less energy. Shock Wave Therapy is an important and efficient medical solution used in conjunction with other treatments to cure chronic pain and inflammation.
Benefits of Shock Wave
Shock Wave Therapy is the medical use of shock waves to stimulate new tissue generation to repair the bones, ligaments and joints. The treatment heals chronic injury of tissues, suppresses pain and therefore allows better movement. The wave penetrates deep into the muscles that cannot be reached by the pressure of the therapist’s hands (conventional physical therapy) and other devices such as ultrasound. If the pain is not severe, the results are noticeable right after the treatment.
The physician will determine the number of sessions and frequency of treatment. When compared with other methods of physical therapy, Shock Wave Therapy requires fewer weekly sessions (1-2 sessions/week) and produces quick results. The shock waves used are safe and highly effective.
Symptoms that can be treated with Shock Wave Therapy
Chronic neck pain or shoulder pain
Heel pain or plantar fasciitis
Shock Wave Therapy should not be used on children, pregnant women, patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), tissue infection, aneurysm or neuritis.