Shockwave Therapy: Q&A with Jim Anagnostopoulos
Q: What is Shockwave therapy and how does it work?
A: Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works by sending strong, short energy pulses to the tendons and ligaments of the affected area. These pulses stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and boost collagen production – all essential components of the body’s healing process.
Q: What conditions does Shockwave therapy treat?
A: Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat many difficult orthopedic conditions, including:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Shin splints
• Heel spurs / Achilles tendinitis
• Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
• Jumper’s knee
• Chronic pain
• Golfer’s elbow / Tennis elbow
• Soft-tissue injuries and some Bursitis bone conditions.
Q: How long is each treatment session?
A: Treatment sessions take approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals and studies have shown that results usually occur after 2-3 sessions.
Q: What are the benefits of Shockwave therapy?
A: Eliminates pain and increases mobility Limited side effects and nonsurgical Affordable — cost $75/session
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. It is non-invasive, has a quick recovery time, and provides long-term pain relief. If you are suffering from chronic pain and have not found relief with other treatments, speak to your health-care professional about the possibility of Shockwave therapy.