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Muscular pain affects millions of people every day. For some people this type of pain is a nuisance, but for many it is physically debilitating, reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to enjoy activities with family and friends.
How Does Shock Wave Therapy Work?
The shock wave device delivers mechanical energy into the target tissue. The energy will treat muscle pain and help increase the circulation in the area being treated. It also affects the tissue tone in a positive way making your other therapies more effective.
Addressing Adhesions & Scar Tissue
Your chronic pain may be related to scar tissue and adhesions formed either in soft tissue or tendon / ligament post injury. A treatment with shock wave therapy effectively presses the reset button on chronic scarred and hard-to-treat soft tissue.
Scar tissue or adhesions, in many cases, adhere to and put pressure on nerves which can result in pain. By breaking up the scarring and adhesions this helps take the pressure off the nerves and increases circulation to the area which helps the body heal itself more efficiently. Plus, this will help improve range of motion.
Is It Normal To Experience Pain During Treatment?
Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) creates a mechanical stress that may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Depending on the desired depth of penetration, varying amounts of energy may be utilized to create the desired effect and some soreness may be experienced post-treatment.
What Is The Duration Of Pain Relief After Treatment?
Most patients report some pain relief after the first treatment. However, the effects are most prominent after the second or third treatment. Your clinician will be able to help you through this process as every patient, based on their condition, may respond differently.
How Many Treatments Are Required On Average?
The normal number of treatments for most conditions is 3 to 4, but certain conditions may require up to a maximum of 9 treatments. Four to 10 days between treatments is recommended for the body to recover naturally.
Can I Continue Playing Sports Or Normal Physical Exercise After Treatment?
Physical exercise promotes metabolism and the restructuring processes in the tissue. It is normal to continue your physical activities within guidelines set by your healthcare provider.