Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy in Chicago
Ease Your Joint Pain with our Non-Invasive Approach
Muscle and joint pain can get in the way of your daily routine, making it difficult to do even simple tasks. Most often, people turn to pain medication to alleviate the pain, but this does not always address the root of the problem. If you’re looking for a non-invasive, effective way to ease your pain, have you heard of musculoskeletal shockwave therapy? In this post, we’ll discuss what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.
What is Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy?
Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy (MSWT) is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses high-intensity sound waves to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and chronic shoulder pain. It may help relieve pain, enhance blood circulation, improve mobility and accelerate healing. Depending on the injury, patients can often avoid invasive treatments such as surgery or steroid injections. And the best part, there is zero down time and no incisions.
Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy Can Help Treat:
Plantar fasciitis and Achilles’ tendinopathy
Tennis elbow, Lateral & Medial Elbow pain
Rotator cuff injuries and Shoulder Tendonitis
Myofascial Trigger Point
Chronic muscular pain
Rectus femoris and lateral hip pain
Jumper’s knee and Patellar Tendinopathy
Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy FAQ
The therapy uses a wand-like device that emits focused high-intensity sound waves to the affected area where tissue repair is needed. These waves trigger the body’s natural healing response, increasing the blood flow to the affected area and stimulating cell regeneration. The process also reduces inflammation, which alleviates pain and helps to promote healing.
- Non-invasive treatment that can be performed in a doctor’s office.
- No need for anesthesia
- You can go home straight after the treatment.
- Great alternative to surgery, allowing patients to avoid the risks and complications involved in invasive procedures.
- Accelerates healing
- Can reduce inflammation, swelling and pain at the treatment site
Depending on how many treatment sites there are, a typical appointment can take between 30 -90 minutes with most patients receiving a few treatments over a period of several weeks.