What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy harnesses the power of acoustic waves (shockwaves) to deeply penetrate the skin. These shockwaves essentially act as a pain reliever, helping to reduce chronic pain as well as promote regeneration in the bones, skin, and tissue.
Here the ways in which shockwave therapy works within the body:
- New blood vessel formation
- Increase blood flow
- Reduce chronic inflammation
- Release of trigger points
- Increased collagen production
What Are The Indications For Shockwave Therapy?
There are vast potential indications and people who could benefit from the use of shockwave therapy. Since shockwave therapy essentially acts as a pain reliever, it can help athletes recover from injury as well as treat conditions ranging from plantar fasciitis to erectile dysfunction.
Here are just a few of the medical conditions shockwave therapy has been known to aid:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Heel Spurs
- Post Muscular Injury
- Tendinitis of the Shoulder
- Chronic Tendinopathy
- Erectile Dysfunction
Can I use Shockwave Therapy At Home?
Yes! Previously reserved for clinical settings, there are new shockwave therapy devices that are now allowing patients to use this powerful form of treatment in their own home.
Physiolite III Shockwave Therapy At Home Device
This compact, handheld device comes complete with everything you need for at-home shockwave therapy. It provides acoustic waves that travel deep into the tissue and induce vasodilation, which helps increase blood flow to the treated area and is found to help relieve pain and accelerate healing in various areas of the body.
Offering up to 22 Hz of clinical-grade treatment, it comes complete with a full user training manual with 25 treatment protocols for use. It is important to speak with your doctor before beginning any type of new treatment.
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Whether you are a professional looking for shockwave therapy for your clinic, or an individual looking to perform treatment at home, Source Ortho proudly offers multiple treatment options. Should you have any questions about or devices or shockwave therapy in general, we are here to answer your questions!