Focused Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in Cincinnati, OH

What is Focused Shock Wave and how does it help Chronic Muscle Pain?

Cincinnati Radial Shockwave Therapy

This regenerative healing device is truly the most effective on the market today, without a doubt. Whether you’ve endured years of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Tendinopathy, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, or any Musculoskeletal (MSK) discomfort, this device offers the relief you’ve longed for. Say goodbye to unnecessary pain, discomfort, and frustration once and for all.

How does a Focused Shockwave work?

Focused Shockwave Therapy, ESWT, utilizes an electromagnetic coil to generate a precisely targeted pressure wave. This wave travels through a fluid medium, effectively harnessing its energy to provide optimal therapeutic benefits. As a result, it yields a highly accurate and profound therapeutic effect, offering a Focal Zone Depth ranging from 0 to 65 mm (0-2.6 inches) and a Therapeutic Effectiveness with a penetration depth of up to 125 mm (4.9 inches).

Focused shockwave therapy promotes blood flow, stimulates fibroblasts and stem cell regeneration, and accelerates the healing of injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It effectively addresses various conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Piriformis Syndrome, SI Joint Dysfunction, Back Pain, Proximal Hamstring strain, and post-injury or post-surgery recovery. This innovative treatment restores mobility, reduces movement restrictions, and realigns the body, whether due to long-term compensation patterns or accumulated wear and tear.

The Curamedix Focused Shockwave device is an integral part of PPST’s Triad of Regenerative Healing, along with Radial Shockwave, EMTT, and the Light, the MLS M6 Robotic Laser. 

What kind of pain or disorders can be treated with ESWT?

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life including:

  • Foot and heel pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
  • Neuromas
  • Trigger points

What results can I expect after treatment with Focused Shockwave?

Some patients experience immediate pain relief following the treatment, although it is advisable to undergo three to five sessions of Shockwave Therapy to maximize therapeutic benefits. Suppose you have been enduring pain or dealing with an injury for a period ranging from 3 months to many years. In that case, more than one session may likely be necessary to break the cycle of pain and regain the desired quality of life – less pain, increased flexibility, and improved ease of movement.

The great news is that Shockwave Therapy will create a healing environment to restore proper tissue function. This means that, with the continued use of Shockwave Therapy, you can expect an improvement in areas such as:

  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Relief from chronic pain associated with the condition being treated
  • Enhanced range of motion (ROM) and flexibility
  • Improved circulation and nutrient supply to injured tissues
  • Increased tissue strength and improved muscle function
  • Improved healing time from injuries or surgeries

Over time, these results can lead to an increased quality of life, which is the ultimate goal of any treatment!

Shockwave Therapy also works by stimulating natural healing processes within the body. This means that inflammation levels are decreased, allowing for improved blood flow and stimulation of oxygen-rich cells in the area. This leads to faster healing and recovery times, all with no downtime or discomfort!

The great news is that even if you experience lingering discomfort or limitations after your 4th or 5th Shockwave treatment, it will create the necessary environment for soft-tissue healing. Like a compound interest account generating more wealth as you sleep, Shockwave Therapy works similarly. One day, you will wake up pain-free and be ready to live your life, again feeling your best. Embrace the healing journey!

This procedure not only relieves pain but also aids in the restoration of damaged soft tissue, promoting the rejuvenation of healthy and vibrant muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. Reducing or eliminating long-term pain and compensation patterns helps prevent future injuries, pain, and the need for joint replacements or surgeries.

An impressive 80% of treated patients report being pain-free or experiencing significant pain reduction after a series of Shockwave Therapies.

Possible side effects or complications of ESWT

The non-invasive ESWT treatment is risk-free when performed by a qualified Peak Performance Sports Therapy professional. Your therapist can advise whether this treatment is beneficial for you. Possible side effects may include slight discomfort during treatment, yet staying in the “Mild” to “Moderate” level of discomfort, never pain, and you will leave your session feeling much better and realize that you just received some of the most beneficial therapy under one roof. 

Always remember that we want to stay in a mild to moderate level of discomfort, equating to a scale of 1 to 10, a mild 3 to moderate 5, or perhaps 6. The great news is that you are always in control every second to ensure you receive the most effective therapeutic benefit.  

Although you may be sore 2 or 3 days after your initial session, whether we use Shockwave Therapy or not, it is gratifying to know that after each subsequent treatment, you will likely have a lot less soreness not only going into the session but very little residual tenderness afterward. Soon, what you once experienced as a limiting pain or discomfort disappears and vanishes off the radar screen of pain. 

Contraindications and Precautions

The safety and effectiveness of the ESWT procedure has not been determined on people with the following health conditions:

  • Should not be directed at the Lungs, Brain, or Nerves (Spine)
  • Directly on Infections
  • Malignant tumor- No Focused Shockwave
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Current NSAID’s
  • Current Current Anticoagulants 
  • Recent Corticosteroid Injection
  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

It is important to speak with your physician before the procedure if you have any of these conditions before integrating Shockwave Therapy into your treatment protocol. Please have the physician contact Andy Shetterly or Joey Stimler, DPT, at 513-813-0780. 

Shockwave Therapy has shown remarkable efficacy in treating numerous orthopedic conditions, with effects that surpass those of conventional treatments in terms of durability. By optimizing collagen fiber alignment, boosting blood circulation, diminishing inflammation, and catalyzing your body’s innate healing mechanism, this therapy expedites cellular-level healing.

For more than two decades, Shockwave Therapy has gained widespread usage in Europe. Now, the United States is beginning to recognize the incredible potential of this regenerative healing device. Break free from the cycle of pain and reclaim your life with this remarkable technology.

In the United States, Shockwave Therapy, Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT), and MLS M6 Robotic Laser are relatively new treatments. Your physician may not have fully explored the remarkable benefits offered by these healing devices. If your physician has any questions, please don’t hesitate to have them contact me directly. I would happily provide them with detailed information and arrange a demonstration of these cutting-edge therapies. Additionally, I am here to assist them with any specific areas of focus they may have.

How is Shockwave performed?

Focused Shockwave Therapy targets small areas such as muscle-tendon junctions, tendinous attachments, ligaments, calcifications, the shoulder, heel, meniscus, trigger points, scar tissue, adhesions, and other specific areas. The direct application of Focused Shockwave benefits these precise areas, providing optimal and often unmatched results.

Apply a small amount of ultrasound gel to the area to be treated and start at a very low mJ/mm2 intensity. Gradually increase the energy, and as you become more comfortable with the Focused Shockwave treatment, you will realize that you are receiving one of the most advanced healing therapies available.  

Depending on the severity of the condition being treated, Focused Shockwave Therapy is ideally administered once per week. Still, the frequency can be increased up to three times per week, depending on the specific injury and the extent of that injury.

Each treatment session lasts between 10-20 minutes. In some cases, depending on the area being treated and its response to the therapy, multiple treatments may be necessary over several weeks.

It is equally vital to prioritize post-treatment recovery by allowing yourself ample rest and staying well-hydrated. Adequate hydration is key: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Finally, if feasible, refrain from consuming NSAIDs or using ice or hot packs on the same day as your Shockwave Therapy session.

For optimal healing, our therapeutic Shockwave Therapy sessions create an environment conducive to your body’s most prolific recovery. Adding any external healing influences may diminish the profound effects you’ll experience for the next 48 to 72 hours and beyond.

Why consider Focused Shockwave?

The answer is simple. You have wasted an excessive amount of time and money spinning the roulette wheel and never landing on the relief from the pain or discomfort that you so desperately seek. 

Well, search no more and just make an appointment for one session and if you believe that this is not the most effective therapy and eye-opening therapy that you have ever experienced, please let us know and we will make it better.

Extensive research on Focused Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has shown its remarkable effectiveness in reducing pain and healing soft-tissue injuries. It surpasses the effectiveness of NSAIDs and Steroid Injections, making it a preferred choice. The combination of Radial Shockwave and Focused Shockwave Therapy is particularly potent, offering unparalleled healing benefits.

Shockwave Therapy offers effective pain relief and accelerates the healing process for soft-tissue injuries, musculoskeletal strains, and sprains. It has the potential to delay or even avoid the need for surgery. We recommend considering a few sessions of Shockwave Therapy and other healing therapies at PPST before your procedure or surgery, so that you can experience the remarkable reduction in pain and enhanced physical freedom that awaits you.

When you undergo surgery or a replacement procedure, it’s crucial to consider the impact of muscle trigger points and scar tissue. These factors can put excessive stress and tension on your body, potentially complicating the work of your surgeon and the post-surgical rehabilitation team, including physical therapists. This may raise questions about achieving positive outcomes and successful results. Taking proactive measures to address these concerns, such as receiving Shockwave therapy, EMTT, MLS M6 Laser, and expert manual treatment a few weeks or months before your surgery, becomes paramount for a smoother recovery and increased chances of a favorable surgical outcome.

Shockwave Therapy has a proven success rate, and here are some of the benefits of Shockwave Therapy: 

  • Provides demonstrated healing at the cellular level instead of giving temporary relief via medication, injection, or even surgery. 
  • Shockwave Therapy, when properly administrated, is without the risks, complications, or lengthy recovery times
  • Performed in your therapist’s office/clinic
  • Does not require anesthesia
  • Requires a minimal amount of time

After receiving Shockwave Therapy, you can:

  • Bear weight (i.e., walk) immediately
  • Return to work/normal activities without restriction, but listen to your body. Less is more!

Our unwavering commitment is to provide you with a holistic therapy plan designed to alleviate pain and discomfort, allowing you to get back to your sports and activities without any limitations or worries about recurring injuries. It’s time to break free from the endless cycle of pain, and we are here to assist you in surpassing that goal, and more.

Schedule an Appointment for Focused Shockwave Therapy in Cincinnati

To access treatment options using our Focused Shockwave, kindly schedule an appointment through our convenient online booking system. At our core, we are dedicated to relieving your pain and supporting your path to optimal well-being. Harnessing cutting-edge technologies like Focused and Radial Shockwave, EMTT, and the MLS M6 Laser, alongside of advanced we empower you to regain vitality and rediscover your true potential. Your journey to wellness starts here, where we’re committed to helping you be your best self once again.

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