Shockwave Therapy

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical procedure that utilizes high-energy shockwaves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and promote tissue healing. In this therapy, shockwaves are generated outside the body and then directed towards the targeted area of injury or pathology. The shockwaves travel through the body tissues, delivering mechanical energy that stimulates cellular repair processes.

This therapy is commonly used to alleviate pain and promote healing in conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, muscle trigger points and shoulder calcifications. The shockwaves trigger biological responses within the treated tissues, including increased blood flow, enhanced tissue regeneration, and reduction of inflammation.

Shockwave Therapy offers several advantages over traditional surgical interventions, including minimal invasiveness, shorter recovery times, and lower risk of complications. Patients typically undergo multiple sessions, usually once every 7-10 days, of shockwave therapy, with each session lasting around 5 to 10 minutes depending on the specific condition being treated.

While shockwave therapy has shown promising results in many cases, its effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as the severity and chronicity of the condition being treated. Shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable over areas of injured tissue but treatment levels can be lowered so the individual can tolerate the procedure. Additionally, proper patient selection and technique optimization are crucial for achieving optimal outcomes. Despite these considerations, shockwave therapy remains a valuable treatment option for patients seeking non-invasive solutions for musculoskeletal pain and trigger point therapy.