At In Touch Wellness Center, we are happy to offer our patients Shockwave therapy as an additional non-invasive option for treating chronic pain. Shockwave therapy works by emitting an acoustic wave through a handheld device into areas where you are experiencing pain. The high energy produced by the device reaches deep into your tissues, tendons, and bones to promote regeneration and the natural healing processes of your body.
Some of the conditions we can treat with Shockwave therapy at our Phoenix office include:
- Jumper’s knee
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Heel spur
- Insertional pain
- Chronic tendinopathy
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Hip pain
Radial Pressure Waves (RPW) are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue. Radial pressure wave therapy helps reduce muscle pain and activate connective tissue, temporarily aid in the increase of blood flow, and help in the treatment of tendinitis in hips and shoulders' and helps to improve pain in various musculoskeletal conditions.
What does RPW feel like?
Patients report feeling an uncomfortable yet tolerable thumping sensation when being treated. The level of comfort will depend on the area treated and the acuity of the condition. Patients can also expect to feel post-treatment soreness in the area of treatment.
How long do treatments last?
About 10 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally 4-6 treatments, potentially 8.
What do patients say?
How is this even possible after only one treatment, I cant believe how good I feel and how much motion I have. I have been in therapy for months, had injections, been on medication for pain and now I feel great with one treatment of this machine. Why doesn't everyone have this in the clinic?
Diane - Cervical Spine Degeneration
I canceled the MRI and the surgical consult and my pain level is almost non existent, this thing has been amazing. I am 90% back to work already.
Joe - Low back injury