How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. The high-energy sound waves generated by the therapy device are directed at the affected area, creating microtrauma to the tissues. This trauma triggers a healing response in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting the growth of new tissue.
Shock wave therapy is performed in our office by our trained professionals. Shock waves are directed through a hand-held probe which is moved over the skin of the affected site after applying ultrasound gel. The sound waves are delivered as pulses of less than 1 microsecond with 1 to 4 pulses given per second. Treatment usually involves 2000 to 4000 pulses. Thus, the treatment takes only 14 to 30 minutes. The number and intensity of the sound waves will depend on the severity of the conditions. Treatment typically requires 4-8 sessions of therapy.
Additionally, shockwave therapy has been shown to reduce pain by interrupting the transmission of pain signals to the brain. The therapy also has an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing swelling and inflammation in the affected area.
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