Shockwave Therapy at Med LIGN Wellness Chiropractic
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment which consists of a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations which are applied to the site of injury through the skin. Research shows that it is beneficial in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with patients reporting a reduction of pain and improved range of motion as early as after the first treatment.
How Does it Work?
Shockwaves are sound waves that create positive and negative phases which produce direct mechanical forces as well as cavitation’s which then generate a second wave of shockwaves. Shockwave peak pressure is nearly 1000x stronger than those of ultrasound waves. These shockwaves produce an inflammatory response in the target area which causes an increase in the metabolic activity and breakup of excess calcium in the tissue which in turn leads to enhanced tissue healing and the stimulation of new tissue growth.
What Conditions Could Shockwave Treat?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
- Shoulder/Hip Bursitis
- Achilles Injuries
- Patellar Tendinitis
- And Many More!
Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
Is Shockwave Therapy Right for Me?
- You have had a Cortisone injection within the last 2 weeks
- You have Hemophilia or any blood coagulation disorder
- Are taking blood thinner medication (eg. Heparin, Coumadin)
- Have Heart or circulatory problems
- Have Cancer
- Are Pregnant
Discover if Shockwave Therapy is right for you. Contact Med LIGN Wellness now to schedule an appointment.