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About ShockWave Therapy

What is ShockWave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. It can relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It accomplishes this by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue.

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How does ShockWave Therapy Work?

During treatment, the clinician holds a shockwave device next to the skin. The device sends shockwaves into the injured tissues, stimulating increased blood flow and growth hormones to the area, promoting new tissue growth.

Experience Pain in these areas?
ShockWave Can help!

Achilles Tendinopathy

Osteoarthritis in Knees, Hips or shoulders

"Bursitis" or Tendinopathy in Hip

Plantar Fasciitis

Stress Fracture 

Tennis & Golfer's Elbow

Frozen Shoulder

Tendonitis in ankles, foot, hip and shoulders

Strained Calves & Hamstrings

Fracture nonunion- A broken bone that has not healed.

Rotator cuff injuries

Understanding ShockWave Therapy?

Research has also shown that pressure waves from shockwave can deliver a mechanical force to body tissues, promoting healing by stimulating blood flow and metabolism. Increased blood flow can be especially beneficial in tendons, which do not get much blood supply and heal slowly. Shockwaves can mimic the forces experienced during trauma and promote regrowth and healing of tissue and bone.

The portable shockwave machine is direct stimulation over a wide or precise area when placed against your skin. The machine uses compressed air to accelerate the projectile up to 62 mph within the tube to. When the projectile strikes the head of the applicator, it creates energy that is converted into acoustic pressure waves. The pressure waves can penetrate tissue up to 6 cm, reaching deeper than massage or at-home percussive therapy devices.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Shockwave recovery time?

Shockwave benefits patients because their condition can be treated extracorporeally, meaning outside of the body. Since Shockwave is non-invasive, there is no lengthy recovery period, virtually no time off from work or risk of causing further damage. The same cannot be said with surgery

What kind of recovery can I expect?

Shockwave forces your body to create new tissue cells in the damaged area. Expect gradual healing to take place over days, weeks or months. Though not typical, some have mild soreness or bruising after treatment. Some people experience no more pain from day one.

Does my insurance cover Shockwave?

Unfortunately, Here at Heal Functional Medicine where we perform the treatment we do not accept insurance. For more questions please contact us.

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