Shockwave Therapy Treatment in Fountain Valley, CA
Use Energy to Promote Healing with Coast Physical Medicine
Shockwave therapy uses an acoustic wave of energy to draw your body’s attention to injured tissue. The simple device provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration in 3 to 5 five-minute treatments. Many people dealing with chronic pain prefer shockwave therapy to painkillers or surgery. The procedure is non-invasive, quick, and easy. Often, patients begin experiencing relief after the first treatment.
Find out if Shockwave therapy is right for you. Call Coast Physical Medicine at (714) 450-7003 today.
What Is Shockwave Therapy Used For?
Shockwave therapy is useful for treating a variety of medical conditions, especially those in ligaments.
You may find Shockwave therapy useful if you suffer from:
- Tennis elbow
- Jumper’s knee
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Heel spurs
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Shin splints
Acoustic waves help your body form new blood vessels, reverse chronic inflammation, stimulate collagen production, dissolve calcium build-up, release trigger points, and lower its concentration of Substance P (neurotransmitters that communicate pain).
If you have chronic pain in the joints or tendons, you may benefit from Shockwave therapy.
Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
No, most patients do not find Shockwave therapy painful. While you may experience some minor discomfort – especially if the area you are treating is already sore or in pain – the treatment only lasts for 5 minutes.
You should have no problem tolerating the treatment, and your provider can adjust the intensity of treatment throughout your session to make sure it is never painful.
After treatment, you should experience immediate pain relief, but within 2 to 4 hours, you may develop some soreness in the affected area.
This is nothing to worry about and should not interfere with your everyday life. That being said, you should rest for about 48 hours after each treatment session, avoiding any physical activity that would involve the treated region.
Is Shockwave Therapy Effective?
Up to 80% of patients who have been unsuccessful with other types of treatment find success in Shockwave therapy. Studies show that Shockwave therapy is effective for people with tennis elbow, Achilles tendon injuries, heel spurs, shoulder pain, and tendinitis. The treatment has been found to improve patients’ functionality and quality of life.
Researchers even say that Shockwave therapy may be the first choice for tendinopathies (tendon injuries) because of its effectiveness and safety.
What To Expect from Shockwave Therapy?
Getting Shockwave therapy is as easy as 1-2-3. First, your provider will locate the area that needs to be treated. Second, they will apply a gel to the affected area to help transfer the acoustic waves from the device to your body.
Finally, your provider will gently push the Shockwave applicator against the treatment area and press a button to start sending the acoustic waves into your body. This kinetic energy is created by compressed air, and the Shockwave applicator helps push it into your tissue, which stimulates reparation and regeneration in the targeted area.
Essentially, the Shockwave device sends energy into a specific part of your body, which encourages healing in that body part.
If your tissue responds well to the treatment, you will feel relief right away. Nevertheless, most patients need 3 to 5 sessions because the treatments have a cumulative effect.
Where Can I Find Shockwave Therapy in Fountain Valley?
Coast Physical Medicine is proud to offer Shockwave therapy treatment for many different conditions. We stay on the cutting edge of medical technology and provide a variety of wellness services in our state-of-the-art facility.
Our team has been helping patients live pain-free since 1992, and we have 30 years of experience using tools like the Shockwave device to promote healing and provide relief.
If you are curious about Shockwave therapy in Fountain Valley, please call us at (714) 450-7003 or contact us online today.
“I have been a patient of John Warren for a few years and he has been very professional and knowledgeable in his field of Chiropractic and Related Injuries with results. The office staff from the front desk to the other service offered are very helpful.”- Mark S.
“Very professional staff who are always happy to see you. Zero wait time with an appointment. Highly effective treatment. Thank you.”- Chad T.
“Staff and doctors are always friendly and professional. Location is clean and welcoming. Best of all, the doctors are very good at explaining issues, spending time to discuss options and being engaged with their patients during treatment and recovery.”- Chuck B.