Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is an orthopedic treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, which often result from overuse. Not only does it provide relief from pain and inflammation, but it also helps improve the mobility of affected joints.

 

Lago Mar Medical Clinic uses shockwave therapy for numerous purposes. The treatment uses pulses of high-energy acoustic waves, a form of energy that can penetrate deep into your tissues without causing damage to them or the overlying skin. The energy changes the pressure within the targeted tissues to start the regeneration and repair processes that cause healing.

 

Shockwave therapy improves the function of the affected tissues in several ways, including improved circulation and the disruption of calcified fibroblasts. That creates the ideal environment for a full recovery from an acute or chronic injury.

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Notably, shockwave therapy can treat a wide range of long-standing damage and acute injuries that fail to heal quickly even with conventional treatments. Most of these injuries and types of damage affect joints, where two bones meet together and are supported by tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

 

After an initial evaluation with possible imaging tests, Lago Mar Medical Clinic might suggest shockwave therapy as a treatment for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tennis elbow 
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Chronic tendinopathy
  • Heel spurs
  • Rotator cuff injuries

 

After locating the area that needs treatment, your provider applies a gel over the skin that helps transfer the energy smoothly into your tissues. Then, they place the applicator against your skin and begin the treatment. 

How can shockwave therapy improve men’s sexual health?

Shockwave therapy can help with men’s sexual wellness by improving penile blood flow and function. The treatment has positive effects for common sexual health issues in men, including:

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction is a common complication that causes the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie’s disease, which often causes ED, is the formation of scar tissue on the top, bottom, or side of the penis. It causes a curvature in its shape.

What are the advantages of shockwave therapy?

When it comes to treating musculoskeletal injuries and overuse damage, there are numerous therapeutic options. Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical option emerging as a successful treatment with a low complication rate. Other benefits that it offers include:

Your provider at Lago Mar Medical Clinic might suggest shockwave therapy for the next step in your care if you experience few or no improvements from more traditional treatment options.

If pain from a joint injury affects your mobility, call Lago Mar Medical Clinic, or schedule a consultation online for shockwave therapy today.

 

Your tissues have healing abilities, but sometimes inflammation, calcified fibroblasts, and other complications impede them. At Lago Mar Medical Clinic in Texas City, Texas, Abiola Opabunmi, NP, AGNP-PC, offers shockwave therapy for chronic and acute pain, immobility, and men’s sexual health issues. To set up your initial evaluation, call Lago Mar Medical Clinic, or book online today.

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