Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Chronic and acute pain can be debilitating. It can limit your mobility, your ability to concentrate, and your ability to perform simple everyday tasks or work duties. There is a treatment available for this pain that is noninvasive and highly effective called shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy directs sound waves into the affected area of the body to trigger the body’s own healing response and decrease pain. Here are some of the benefits of shockwave therapy.

Noninvasive

Shockwave therapy is a completely noninvasive treatment for chronic and acute pain. A wand is placed on your skin with a gel barrier and sends sound waves into the affected area of your body. It is not painful in the least, and it doesn’t require any downtime whatsoever. 

Drug Free

There are no medications necessary with this type of treatment. Shockwave therapy is comfortable and completely painless, so there is no anesthetic required during treatment. You also do not need prescription painkillers following treatment. In fact, you should even refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications following treatment because shockwave therapy causes inflammation as part of the body’s healing response, and these medications will limit the effectiveness of the treatment.

Immediate Relief

Unlike other treatments for chronic and acute pain, there is not much of a waiting period before you start feeling some relief. Even though you will have some redness and swelling immediately following treatment, you should have a decrease in pain level almost immediately.

Decrease Healing Time

Shockwave therapy is often used in orthopedic or sports medicine due to its effect on injuries. Not only does shockwave therapy decrease pain, it also triggers the body’s natural healing responses. This can help you heal faster from your injuries to knees, elbows, neck, back, and ankles.

If you have chronic or acute pain due to an orthopedic or sports injury and you would like to try shockwave therapy for yourself, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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