Shockwave therapy is a device used in all fields of medicine, from urology and sports medicine to physiotherapy, orthopedics, and much more. At Male Clinic USA in Pasadena, CA, we are proud to stay abreast of the latest advances in medical technology. Today, we discuss some of the most incredible benefits of this type of therapy to help you determine if it is right for you.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
It Offers Immediate Relief
When you undergo an invasive medical procedure, it can take several months or even a year to experience relief. During this recovery time, you have to balance rest and extensive physical therapy. With Shockwave therapy, you will experience immediate pain relief. You will even notice a significant difference in your range of motion immediately after your first treatment.
The only caveat to this is: depending on the issue you are experiencing, you may need between three and five treatments to restore your quality of life completely. However, the results of the treatment are compounding. You will experience immediate pain relief, and after your second treatment, you will experience even greater improvement than you got the first time.
It Gives You a Complete Recovery Quickly
While it’s normal for people to need three to five treatments to experience total relief, it’s not normal for them to suffer for two months. We can schedule your therapies three to 10 days apart. Therefore, you may experience total relief and healing within nine days of your first treatment.
It Is a Short and Sweet Treatment
Another disadvantage of invasive medical procedures is the time commitment required for just the procedure. With this revolutionary therapy, you only need to commit five minutes per treatment session. And, because you’re awake during treatment, you can let us know if it is getting too intense.
As long as you communicate, we can adjust the intensity of treatment. Just close your eyes, listen to your body, and try to separate the feeling of pain you’ve been experiencing due to your injury and the feeling of the therapy.
It Comes With Minimal Restrictions
Unlike an invasive medical procedure that restricts several aspects of your life for no fewer than six weeks, there are almost no serious restrictions after this type of therapy. We encourage our clients to avoid physical activity involving the treated region for roughly 48 hours after their treatment session. However, you may choose to not follow our recommendation.
It Doesn’t Hurt
Invasive medical procedures can provide you with the results you are looking for. However, they are so painful you have to be put to sleep and the affected area has to be numbed. This anesthesia and/or sedation is expensive, leaves you feeling hungover, and does nothing to prevent discomfort after the procedure.
With this life-changing therapy, you experience no pain during treatment. Immediately after treatment, you experience pain relief from the joint condition you were suffering from. Within two to four hours, you will feel a soreness that is much more tolerable than DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after a workout, and it will feel like your body is healing itself after a strenuous workout.
It Can Treat Jumper’s Knee
Jumper’s knee is the colloquial term for severe injury or inflammation of the patellar tendon. The three most common symptoms are pain, tenderness, and a loss in the range of motion. Regardless of your age, this condition can derail your sporting career faster than you can blink. Have you ever played a basketball game without jumping?
Even if you are a weekend warrior, this injury can negatively affect your quality of life. Your patellar tendon isn’t just used for jumping. It is also activated when you walk or sit. However, with just one treatment from this device, you will notice an immediate improvement in function. After several treatments, you can resume your life as you used to without pain or tenderness.
It Can Treat a Painful Shoulder
Shoulder pain can be caused by such conditions as impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, or calcifications. The most common symptoms of these conditions are dull-to-severe pain and an extreme limitation to the range of motion.
In the case of calcific tendonitis, the calcification disappears completely within four weeks. This results in a lack of pain and discomfort and the restoration of range of motion. Frozen shoulder and impingement syndrome can also be treated without the need for painful injections or invasive medical procedures.
It Can Treat Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is not reserved for tennis players. In fact, it affects roughly 10% of the American population. Unfortunately, traditional treatment methods are not ideal. Also known as epicondylitis, this condition is usually “treated” with an extensive period of rest. This just isn’t practical if it came about from repetitive use at your job.
The other most common “treatment” method for this condition is expensive corticosteroid injections and prescription analgesics. Unfortunately, you cannot drive or operate heavy equipment or machinery within 24 hours of taking prescription analgesics. This rules out driving yourself to and from work, operating a forklift, and several other potential daily duties.
It Can Treat Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Contrary to popular belief, the most common cause of pain under the heel bone (heel spur) is significant calcium deposits beneath the bone. Therapy with the Shockwave device can treat pain and associated limitations resulting from these calcium deposits. It can also heal scarring and inflammation of the plantar fascia, known as plantar fasciitis.
This confusion comes from the fact that the two parts of the foot are so close together. The pain radiates from one part of the foot to the other and people misdiagnose the source of their pain. We can quickly and accurately diagnose the source of the pain, and then we can treat one or both of these pain sources, depending on your unique case.
It Can Ease Insertional Pain
Therapy with the Shockwave device isn’t just limited to tendon, joint, and bone pain. It can even heal muscle insertion damage caused by prolonged movements straining tendons or repetitive motions wearing down tendons. This is through the life-changing neovascularization process. The affected region heals faster than it would without therapy.
This is because the Shockwave device promotes extra blood flow to the damaged area, The best part is you can safely and effectively restore range of motion and ease pain without the need for addictive, expensive painkillers that cause nasty side effects. Even better, the area is actually healing. You’re not just getting pain relief.
It Can Treat Chronic Tendinopathy
Another incredible benefit of therapy with the Shockwave device is it can safely and effectively treat chronic tendinopathy. Chronic tendinopathy, encompassing both chronic tendinosis and chronic tendinitis, results from cumulated microtrauma caused by repetitive overloading. Chronic tendinopathy affects both the active and sedentary segments of the population.
However, active people are most likely to be affected because the nature of the trauma is that which stems from repetitive overloading. Regardless of your activity level, the pain caused by chronic tendinopathy is debilitating and robs you of your quality of life. In just three to five sessions spaced five to 10 days apart, this therapy can resolve chronic tendinopathy.
It Can Treat Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Medial tibial stress syndrome is one of the roughest syndromes to be affected by. It is usually caused by activities that significantly stress the tibialis anterior muscle. Such activities include speed walking, running, and sports that involve kicking. It is more likely to occur when you run or walk quickly over uneven surfaces, hard surfaces, or up and down inclines.
If only one leg is affected, you may limp and hobble along, favoring your opposite leg. However, this leads to massive consequences, and you will experience pelvic pain, hip pain, and lower back pain on the side of your body that you are favoring. Once the initial injury has healed, you may need physical therapy to re-teach you how to walk and run. You can avoid all this with Shockwave therapy.
It Can Treat Calcification Anywhere
Therapy with the Shockwave device doesn’t just treat extensive calcium deposits affecting the shoulder and foot. It can treat calcifying tendinitis that occurs anywhere throughout the body. In fact, disrupting calcification deposits with acoustic waves is one of the most effective treatment methods.
This therapy even encourages your body to resorb and eliminate the calcification deposits. Therapy with the Shockwave device significantly reduces treatment time while providing safe, rapid, effective pain relief.
It Treats Hip Pain
Some of the most common procedures associated with age include partial hip replacement, total hip replacement, and bilateral hip replacement. This is because the hip joint is one of the most regularly used joints in the body. With age and repetitive use comes a breakdown of cartilage and an increased risk of extensive damage.
Damage often occurs as a consequence of attempted pain mitigation. So, are you supposed to force yourself to walk normally and experience severe hip pain? No. You just need therapy with the Shockwave device to treat the condition causing the pain and damage in the hip region. Therapy with this device treats inflammation, pain, and tenderness while speeding healing.
It Releases Trigger Points
By far the most common cause of pain in the limbs, shoulders, neck, and back is trigger points. These trigger points are associated with nodules that are palpable. These palpable nodules have sarcomeres that are extremely contracted and can be found in the taut bands of your muscle fibers.
Waste products build up because dysfunctional sarcomeres become so tight they cut off their own blood supply. This vicious metabolic crisis is treated with Shockwave therapy. Waste is eliminated and pain is eased.
What to Expect During Treatment
This five-minute treatment is completed in three simple steps. First, we locate the precise area that needs to be treated using palpation. Second, we apply the appropriate amount of gel to the area identified through palpation. This gel plays an important role in ensuring the acoustic waves are smoothly and efficiently transferred where they are needed the most. Third, we will gently push the applicator against the treatment area and start the applicator.
Discover How to Restore Your Mobility Today
Are you sick and tired of excruciating pain? Do you wish you could restore your range of motion without an invasive medical procedure and a year of intensive, expensive physical therapy? If so, Shockwave therapy may be right for you.
To learn more about the incredible benefits of this life-changing treatment, or to find out if you’re the ideal candidate, contact us today at Male Clinic USA in Pasadena, CA to schedule your initial consultation. The journey of restoring your quality of life starts with one step.