What is Shockwave Therapy?
How does it work?
Using compressed air to created kinetic energy, this device delivers high amplitude acoustic waves which penetrate injured muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones below the skin.
Treatment should be spaced out 3-10 days apart and patients should begin to see improvement after 3-6 treatments.
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What to Expect After Your First Treatment
Shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable initially followed by a decrease in pain immediately following treatment. 2-4 hours after treatment patients may experience: Bruising, redness, and temporary worsening of symptoms. These side effects are temporary and should resolve quickly.
Things you should do…
Following treatment, it is recommended patients avoid physical activity for 48 hours to the area treated. Rest is best.
Avoid anti-inflammatory medications and ice as these may interfere with your body’s natural self-healing abilities.
Gradually returning to isometric or eccentric exercises following treatment may be recommended by your doctor.