Shockwave therapy is currently being used to treat a growing number of joint, tendon, and muscular disorders. These include: arthritis of multiple joints, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), tendinitis of numerous muscles, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and many other inflammatory conditions. These conditions are often difficult to treat using other methods and can become chronic. These findings have been tested extensively in double blind studies where patients report reduced pain and faster healing, without side effects, and these results are reported as excellent.
Shockwave therapy utilizes abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to sound waves. The therapy promotes catabolic processes that remove damaged tissues and stimulates wound healing mechanisms. Shockwave therapy also stimulates angiogenesis which is the formation of new blood vessels so the treated area will benefit in the future from increased circulation.
At Stabilized Chiropractic, Shockwave therapy is preformed via our 2nd generation PiezoWave² from Richard Wolf. Sessions last approximately 10-15 minutes and patients should wear clothing that allows access to the affected area, as Shockwave therapy requires direct contact to the skin.