Frequently Asked Question about Shockwave Therapy in Encino, CA
Table of Contents:
What conditions can be treated by Shockwave Therapy?
How effective is Shockwave Therapy?
Will Shockwave therapy help me?
Does the treatment hurt?
What Kind of recovery can I expect?
How many treatments will I need?
How often will I need the treatment?
Will I feel any pain after the treatment?
Are there any restrictions after the treatment?
Shockwave can effectively treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Complaints involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints such as the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon, shoulder, elbow and knee are common areas for ESWT/shockwave treatment. There are a number of orthopedic conditions currently being treated by shockwave therapy, including:
-Non-union stress fractures
-Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
The FDA ESWT study using our treatment protocol shows an overwhelming success rate. Based on scientific studies , there was 92% reduction in pain and a much higher rate of success than any non-surgical or surgical procedure. More importantly, shockwave is very safe.
Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
ESWT forces your body to create new tissue cells in the damaged area. Expect gradual healing to take place over days, weeks or months. Though not typical, some have mild soreness or bruising after treatment. Some people experience no more pain from day one. Most will have noticeable to significant improvement by the 5th week.
The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so those with more serious conditions might typically need more than one (3–5) treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.
Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 7–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting.
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session