Or does reaching up to the top shelf or blow drying your hair cause you shoulder pain? Have you ever had trouble getting milk out of the fridgeor pouring a cup of coffee because of stabbing elbow pain?
These are the types of chronic situations shockwave can help.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves the use of an applicator wand to deliver high-intensity sound waves through your skin to the damaged and painful tissues.
The concept and technology originally evolved from the discovery that focused sound waves are capable of breaking down kidney and gallstones.
The shockwave that we use is similar technology to that used in a process call lithotripsy which breaks up kidney stones.
Over the past several years impressive scientific work has been done that support shockwave as a safe, effective and evidence-informed choice for many chronic soft tissue injuries.
Shockwave treatment has been proven to be effective for many types of chronic shoulder pain including pain caused by: rotator cuff tendonitis, frozen shoulder and calcium deposits ( calcific tendonitis).
In as few as 4 treatments, many patients are substantially (80%) or more improved.