At The Hart Wellness Center, we try to always be on the cutting edge of the newest treatment technology. We would like to introduce to our patients Shockwave Therapy!
What Does It Treat?
Shockwave has been proven to treat many conditions, with the most common being listed below:
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Overuse Injuries
- Achilles Bursitis
- Lateral Epicondylosis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylosis (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Calcific Tendonitis (supraspinatus tendon, etc.)
- Patellar Tendinosis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Shin Splints
What Is Shockwave?
There are some tendon conditions that just don't seem to respond to traditional forms of treatment, and having the option of shockwave therapy treatment allows us another tool in our arsenal.
Shockwaves are sound waves that have specific physical characteristics, including nonlinearity, high peak pressure followed by low tensile amplitude, short rise time, and short duration (10 ms). They have a single pulse, a wide frequency range (0-20 MHz), and a high pressure amplitude (0-120 MPa).
These characteristics produce a positive and negative phase of shockwave. The positive phase produces direct mechanical forces, whereas the negative phase generates cavitation and gas bubbles that subsequently implode at high speeds, generating a second wave of shockwaves.
In comparison to ultrasound waves, the shockwave peak pressure is approximately 1000 times greater than the peak pressure of an ultrasound wave.
If you or someone you know has been dealing with one of the above listed symptoms, call into our office to try out our new piece of medical equipment for a December special price!