Shockwaves are essentially sound waves with a more specific wave form when compared with ultrasound wave forms. Unlike ultrasound wave forms. Shockwave therapy penetrates deeper into the tissue and thus to the site of injury. The biologic signaling effect of shockwaves is much higher than ultrasound and is therefore clinically much more effective.
Treatment duration is approximately five to ten minutes. some patients and/or conditions require more shocks and a longer duration, depending on severity and chronicity (how long the condition or injury has existed).
This therapy stimulates the body's natural self-healing process. There is an immediate reduction of pain and an improved range of motion.
Typically, four to six treatments are necessary at weekly intervals; there is a small possibility that additional treatments may be necessary if your condition is very chronic. Should you not respond in this time, your case will be reviewed with the doctor to determine the appropriate next steps.
More than 80% of patients report improvement even after just one treatment. depending on your condition you will likely be scheduled for 4-6+ sessions. The outcome depends on variety of factors, but most studies report a healing rate of up to 95%.