Repetitive use injuries can take time to heal. This can make routine activities and tasks hard to perform and impair your mobility. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive therapy that can address pain and help patients regain a normal range of motion.
Scharf, along with our wellness team here at Marin Regenerative Health, offer this therapeutic option to encourage the healing process. Learn more about how shockwave therapy treatments can be of use for a range of conditions today.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy uses focused energy waves passing through an affected area. Shockwaves are administered in one of two ways. Radial shockwave therapy delivers radial waves that will spread inside a targeted area of tissue.
On the other hand, focused shockwave therapy will penetrate deeper into individual cells to stimulate change. Depending on the patient’s specific condition and responsiveness, a series of shockwave therapy treatments may be recommended for optimal results.
What Can Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Shockwave therapy may be used in the treatment of a number of soft tissue conditions. Shockwave therapy may be beneficial for the treatment of conditions including:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
Such conditions can limit range of motion and create stiffness. Patients with conditions resulting from overuse of a muscle and inflammation may find shockwave therapy an integral part of their holistic treatment. Discuss any concerns with your chiropractor before starting therapeutic treatment.
How Shockwave Therapy Can Help You
Patients can benefit from shockwave therapy in a number of ways. Targeted shockwaves are known to increase blood flow, and stimulate an acute inflammatory response that will trigger and aid in the body’s natural healing response.
This non-invasive therapy is safe and effective for conditions requiring tissue repair and collagen regrowth. It also has an analgesic effect, without potential side effects found with common pain medications.
After a thorough evaluation, your chiropractor will tailor a treatment program to offer pain relief and support your recovery. Your treatment program may offer shockwave therapy along with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture for optimal results.
Heal Better Today
Patients rely on the expertise of our chiropractic team to address acute or chronic conditions, such as discomfort from sports injuries or trauma. Chiropractic treatments like shockwave therapy have been known to reduce pain and stimulate the body’s healing processes. Contact us by calling (415) 234-4225 to schedule an initial consultation and explore your treatment options.