Phoenix, Arizona at Luminosa Medical Spa
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Typical Indications Shockwave Therapy:
- Radial and ulnar epicondylitis, tennis elbow
- Status post muscular injury
- Tendinitis of the shoulder / shoulder problems
- Patellar tendinitis
- Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Heel spurs
- Dupuytren’s disease
- Thumb basal joint arthritis / rhizarthritis
- Sports injury Myofascial trigger points
- Cellulite reduction
- Stretch mark elimination
- Myofascial trigger point therapy on back and shoulders
- Periostitis / shin splints (Condition after overload)
Shockwave Medical Effects
Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute (advanced users only) conditions.
Number of Shockwave Treatments Needed
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one (3–5) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
How often do I need treatments?
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.