How Often Can You Have Shock Wave Therapy?

What does Shockwave feel like?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, but you might feel a little pain or discomfort in the treatment area during the procedure.

Most patients say it feels like small pulses against the skin.

Your specialist may be able to adjust the way they use the shockwave device if your pain is significant..

What is the difference between shockwave therapy and ultrasound therapy?

Shock waves are single, mainly positive pressure pulses that are followed by comparatively small tensile wave components. Ultrasound applies an alternating high frequency load to the tissue, with a frequency range of several megahertz, thus leading to heating, tissue tears and cavitation at high amplitudes.

Does Shockwave Therapy Increase Size?

GAINSWave® therapy clears out blockages within the penis allowing it to fully engorge when erect, giving it the appearance of size increase, but the penis is the same size it’s always been.

Does shock therapy work for back pain?

[Conclusion] Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an effective intervention for the treatment of pain, disability, and depression in chronic low back pain patients.

What are the side effects of shockwave therapy?

Side effects from ESWT are limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling in the treated area, and the recovery is minimal compared with that of surgical intervention. “Most patients take a day or two off after treatment but don’t require a prolonged recovery period,” says Dr. Finnoff.

Can I exercise after shockwave therapy?

It is recommended that you refrain from any activity that stresses the treated area for 24 hours after a shockwave session, even if you have no pain after treatment. For example, if you have received shockwave for your Achilles tendon pain, we strongly recommended that you do not run for 24 hours after each treatment.

Is shockwave therapy effective?

From the results of the present study, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is an effective modality in relieving pain intensity and increase the functionality and quality of life in various tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis, elbow tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy and rotator cuff tendinopathy.

What can I expect after shock wave therapy?

After the treatment, you may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few days following the procedure, as the shockwaves stimulate an inflammatory response. But this is the body healing itself naturally.

What should you not do after Shockwave?

Even if you have no pain after treatment it is strongly recommended that you refrain from any activity that stresses the treated area for 48 hours after each treatment. You will be able to drive immediately after the treatment.

What happens if shockwave therapy doesn’t work?

What if the shockwave therapy treatment doesn’t work? Usually the initial response to shockwave therapy treatment is good however it may take a few months before maximum effect is achieved. If pain is still persistent then surgery may be an option.

Is shock wave therapy covered by insurance?

ESWT is a cost effective treatment but is not recognized by insurance.

How long does Shock Wave Therapy take to work?

Generally, it takes about 16 weeks after your treatment to experience the full benefits of shockwave therapy. Please contact us for information about Dynamic Physiotherapy’s shockwave therapy treatments and its benefits. You don’t have to live with pain anymore.

Can you ice after shockwave therapy?

Do not take NSAID’s (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or ice for 48 hours after the treatment and make sure you take things a little easier.

Does shock wave therapy break up scar tissue?

The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions. The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective.