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Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave Therapy is an acoustic wave therapy that is targeted to treat chronic tendon injuries like tendinosis that can occur in your extremities. The therapy is very effective for Rotator cuff tendons, Achilles tendon injuries, hamstring injuries, as well as knee and elbow injuries.

Treatments only take a few minutes and usually are complete after 6-8 sessions. Once complete, targeted physical therapy will complete the healing of the tendon and prevent it from re-occurring.

The benefits of Shockwave Therapy are as follows:

Analgesia: Shockwave therapy can produce analgesia or pain relief.

Protein Synthesis: It can facilitate protein synthesis.

Increased Vascularization: The therapy can increase vascularization, which is the formation of new blood vessels.

Cell Proliferation: It can improve cell proliferation or the increase in the number of cells.

Calcium Destruction: The therapy can produce calcium destruction in tissue.

Protective Effect: It has a protective effect on cartilage and bone.

Preventative Treatment: Shockwave therapy can be a great preventative treatment, so patients don’t reach the point where they need to consider treatments like surgery or PRP.

Success Rate: Shockwave therapy’s success rate ranges from 60% to 80% in various conditions including tendinopathies.

These benefits make shockwave therapy a promising treatment option for chronic tendinopathy. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment.

For patients with more severe tendon tears, we offer regenerative medicine procedures like PRP. PRP stands for protein-rich plasma and is a procedure where we perform a blood draw and then put the blood into a centrifuge and spin it. This allows us to separate out the cells and then we use the pro-inflammatory plasma and re-inject it into the tendon to facilitate healing.

Conditions Treated

 Achilles Tendon

Hamstring Tendon

Rotator Cuff Tendons

Tennis Elbow

Gluteal Tendonitis

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