Shockwave Therapy is a revolutionary nonintrusive method used to treat many physical ailments. Our Boca Raton office uses the Shockwave Smartwave machine. This top of the line technology provides nonsurgical pain relief. It has been proven effective in physical therapy, sports injury and rehabilitation.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is used to treat a growing number of tendon, joint and muscle conditions. These include tennis elbow, where results in double blind studies are reported as excellent. Chronic tendinitis of the knee and shoulder rotator cuff pain, achilles tendinitis, hamstring tendinitis, plantar fasciitis are also treated successfully.
The above conditions are often difficult to treat using other methods and can become chronic. With ESWT patients report reduced pain and faster healing, without significant adverse side effects. However, the treatment has proven challenging to verify categorically in large controlled studies, in part because the therapist and patient are aware whether or not they are in the treatment cohort or the sham cohort.
ESTW is also used to promote bone healing and treat bone necrosis. It is an effective alternative to surgical treatment of non-healing fractures.
ESWT is used for wound healing and has shown positive results in short-term and long-term outcomes in diabetic patients suffering from foot ulcers.
Chest pains associated with heart disease, known as angina have been treated successfully with ESWT. Studies have shown that the shockwaves promote the growth of new blood vessels or revascularization.
Shockwaves are a powerful wave caused by a big pressure change. The change then travels through air or liquid. When the wave moves faster than the speed of sound, we call it a shock wave. Shockwaves have long been known to affect the human body. People in waters near bomb sites have experienced physical damage. This is due to the shockwaves that travel through the water. Scientists have learned to harness this powerful force to heal. Shockwave therapy is used in physical therapy, cardiology and urology.
Integrated Chiropractic uses this innovative machine to deliver shockwave therapy. It creates mechanical pressure which is applied to the body. The energy produced is absorbed by body tissue. Shockwave therapy is often recommended to treat problems in tendons, muscles or joints. Many people suffer from chronic pain as a result of these problems. Shockwave therapy can provide the much-needed relief.
Some common uses of the Shockwave Smartwave are:
Shockwave therapy has helped many of our patients feel better without surgery. If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition affecting your tendons, muscles or joints, you may be a candidate. The procedure is very simple and usually does not cause side effects. Results can vary. To find out if shockwave therapy is right for you, you will need to come in for a checkup.
If you have experienced pain in your tendons, muscles or joints give our office a call at 561-826-3808. We will schedule you a full diagnosis. When you arrive for your appointment, you will have some brief paper work to fill out. Next, a doctor will examine you. You will then begin to receive treatment the same day. You don’t have to live in pain. Let us help you heal.