Have you suffered an injury that has impacted your ability to move easily or without pain? Does it feel like you have tried everything to experience relief, but nothing seems to help? Musculoskeletal pain can be frustrating, and there are a range of occurrences that may cause it for an individual. While there are a variety of exercises or pills that may help provide relief, sometimes they are not enough. Shockwave therapy is a treatment method that uses acoustic waves to help reduce the frustrating causes of pain and immobility. Explore the possibilities of these treatments during a consultation with our team at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL!
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a powerful treatment option for pain relief and mobility enhancement. The processes uses shockwaves, which are acoustic waves, to address a variety of concerns related to musculoskeletal pain. This therapy may be used for the:
- Dispersion of pain mediator
- Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
- Formation of new blood vessels
- Release of trigger points
- Reversal or reduction of chronic inflammation
- Stimulation of collagen production
Shockwave therapy is typically recommended for those who are living with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain. By targeting these specific areas and delivering high energy to areas of concern, pain relief is promoted and range of motion may be increased.
What Could I Expect from Treatment?
While shockwave therapy may sound intimidating, it is actually a relatively simple process! Once your area of concern is located, gel is applied to the treatment area. The gel helps facilitate the transfer of energy from the device to your tissues. The device is then applied with gentle pressure to the treatment area to deliver acoustic waves.
There may be some discomfort associated with the treatment process. However, the actual shockwave delivery process is relatively short and may only last for a few minutes! There is no set downtime with treatment, and you should be able to return to your normal daily activities in Florida. However, you may experience some soreness in the treatment area.
Results achieved with shockwave therapy will vary for each person and treatment area. Most people enjoy pain relief after just one treatment session, but results are cumulative and may be best achieved after a short series of treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are a generally healthy adult with realistic expectations for results, shockwave therapy may be for you. It is commonly recommended for those experiencing:
- Chronic tendinopathy
- Heel spurs
- Hip pain
- Insertional pain
- Jumper’s knee
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Painful shoulder
- Tennis elbow
A consultation with our team in Naples can help determine if this non-surgical pain relief therapy is a fit for you. They can also help develop your unique treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Curious to see if this pain relief treatment is right for you? Contact us today at Orchidia Medical Group and schedule your consultation to learn more about shockwave therapy! Our qualified team of professionals proudly serves you from Naples, Florida. We are committed to helping you experiencing relief and regaining optimal mobility.