Shockwave Therapy

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The Gilbert Clinic is certified in the use of Shockwave Therapy. Shockwave technology is FDA approved for therapeutic treatment of several conditions.

Marine City Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that has gained popularity in recent years for musculoskeletal conditions. The therapy involves the use of high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain in affected areas. It has been shown to be an effective treatment option for a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Shockwave therapy has a number of benefits over other treatment options. Firstly, it is a non-invasive treatment, meaning that there is no need for surgery or injections. This makes it a safer and less painful option for patients.

Secondly, shockwave therapy is a quick and convenient treatment. Each session usually takes around 15 minutes and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterwards. Most patients require between 3 and 6 sessions of shockwave therapy, depending on the severity of their condition.

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Shockwave Therapy being performed by Marine City MI Chiropractor

Conditions Treated By Shockwave Therapy

  • • Plantar Fasciitis

  • • Bursitis

  • • Tendonitis

  • • Tennis elbow

  • • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • • Frozen Shoulder

  • • Shoulder Pain

  • • Stress Factures

  • • Heel Spurs

  • • Jumpers Knee

  • • Myofascial Trigger Points

  • • Calcific Tendinitis

  • • Shoulder Pain

  • • Shin Splints

  • • Muscle Injuries

Shockwave being performed on plantar fasciitis by Marine City MI Chiropractor

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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FAQ’s About Laser Therapy

Shockwave therapy is generally considered to be a safe and well-tolerated treatment option. However, like all medical procedures, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These can include:

  1. Mild discomfort or pain in the treated area: This is usually temporary and should resolve within a few days.
  2. Bruising or swelling: This is also usually temporary and should resolve within a few days.
  3. Numbness or tingling: This is a rare side effect but can occur in some patients.
  4. Allergic reaction: This is a very rare side effect but can occur in some patients who are allergic to the gel used during the treatment.

The typical treatment is 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

Typically, most people need 3-6 treatments at weekly intervals however, the number of treatments required can vary depending on how long you’ve had the injury and how severe it is.

You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Yes! Shockwave Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with shockwave therapy to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

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