Orthopedic

ShockWave for Orthopedic

Shockwave therapy is also known as acoustic therapy or extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT). It is a scientifically proven treatment that provides benefits in a wide range of chronic and critical conditions. However, the one area in which this therapy has been found exceptionally effective is orthopedics.

Those suffering from bone spurs, tendon inflammation, loss of cartilage, and joint disorders may receive shockwave therapy and see an improve in their condition. Since the treatment is non-invasive, it has virtually no side-effects. Moreover, people who receive this treatment can possibly restore their body’s full range of motion and strength within a few days of therapy.

How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work?

The medical provider sets the shock wave machine to a specific wavelength for acoustic waves. The range for operating is 1 to 22 Hz. The waves pass through the wand as the provider glides it over the patient’s skin. During the treatment, the frequency of the waves is adjusted many times to maximize the efficiency of the procedure. The wave therapy stimulates the body’s capability to repair its own tissues.

Orthopedic Conditions That may be helped By Shockwave Therapy

Medical providers have been using this therapy for more than 30 years to break stones in the urinary system. However, for the last few years, it has been used to help various other conditions. The therapy has specific benefits for orthopedic pain and injuries. Providers use it to help treat lateral epicondylitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, and tendon damage around the knee.

In addition to this, the therapy is quite helpful in minimizing inflammation in the Achilles tendon.

Advantages of Acoustic Therapy

There are numerous benefits of acoustic therapy. Since it is non-invasive, it does not have a high-risk for side-effects or scarring on the body. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, generally at the provider’s office. 

Most patients who receive this treatment resume their regular activities shortly after the therapy session. Shockwave therapy boosts the body’s capability to heal itself and repair different types of damages in the body.

If you are suffering from orthopedic problems such as chronic inflammation from overuse, arthritis or extracorporeal, shockwave treatment may slow or even reverse your condition. At RMAI, we have experienced orthopedic providers who are looking forward to helping you.

To schedule your appointment with us, call today. Our orthopedic providers offer complete information on this therapy and how it may work for your specific condition.

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