Radial Pressure waves are acoustic waves that generate oscillations in the tissue.
The wave hits the body at skin surface and from there travels radially into the body to a depth of around 2”. In the body, the pressure waves stimulate metabolic activity and the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism. The shockwave technology produces highly effective, unfocused low-intensity parallel shock waves that cover a large area of superficial and deep tissue.
The treatment triggers the body's natural healing process, motivating tissue to heal. As a result, patients experience faster healing and regain joint motion and strength without further injury.
This form of regenerative medicine effectively treats tendinitis and other persistent injuries. In addition, for individuals who have tried various therapies with no success, this approach provides a solution for conditions that do not respond to conservative care but are not yet ready for injection or surgical treatments.
Shockwave therapy can also promote faster healing after surgery. For instance, surgery may correct injury, however, shockwave therapy can address secondary issues if the surrounding tendons and ligaments are still painful.
This therapy is best suited for conditions with poor healing, poor blood circulation, and poor nerve function, such as:
Shockwaves mimic the forces experienced during trauma and promote the regrowth of stubborn tissue and bone ailments. After a session, blood flow increases, and new blood vessels form. Repair cells get to work regenerating damaged tissue, and inflammation and pain moderate. The result is accelerated healing of stubborn musculoskeletal conditions in bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. Effects typically relieve chronic pain and release muscular adhesions/tightness. Improvement of range of motion is a common result. SoftWave is scientifically validated to recruit and activate endogenous stem cell production, allowing the body to truly start healing from within.
As the clinician moves over the injury area, shockwaves break up soft tissue calcifications, enhance collagen synthesis, release growth factor, and ramp up your body's healing process to improve pain and help you stay active. It also has diagnostic feedback in which the "origin of pain" can be precisely identified, serving as an invaluable tool for proper treatment. This feedback mechanism allows us to know precisely where the problem is.
Communicating with the provider is necessary to identify treatment areas and monitor progress during therapy. The most tender areas of injury are where treatment is focussed. Additionally, the more tender an area is during treatment, the more likely you'll have an excellent result.
The procedure averages 10-15 minutes but may be longer depending on the number of areas and conditions treated. Treatment protocols are typically weekly for 8 to 12 weeks. Healing continues for 8-10 weeks after the final treatment session.
For spinal disk injuries, spinal degeneration, or arthritis, we expect an 80% recovery.
For non-healing ligaments, tendons, muscles, and skin, we expect an 80-90% recovery.
For non-healing fractures, we expect 60-80% to fully heal within eight weeks.
For minor cartilage damage, we expect an 80% recovery. Significant cartilage damage or torn cartilage requires a steroid management plan or surgical referral.
Taking anti-inflammatory drugs during treatment cycles will dampen results significantly. This is because anti-inflammatory and steroid drugs put stem cells to sleep.
After the procedure, it is best to AVOID anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil because stimulating the inflammation cascade is part of the healing process activated by RPW Other than that, you can go about your normal activities, generally including exercise if you feel up to it.
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