Shock Wave Therapy For Pain In Brooklyn NYC
What is shockwave therapy and how does it treat pain?
Do you have shoulder pain or tendonitis? If you have any pain similar to this you might consider shockwave therapy as a way to reduce your pain and treat inflammation. If you have never heard of shockwave therapy for pain, it is a helpful treatment that is provided by many doctors and therapists.
What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive treatment option for pain. It has been and continues to be very popular among Occupational Therapists for healing broken bones and treating both ligaments and tendons that are injured. Shockwave therapy might sound painful, but most people report that it isn’t. It helps to repair tissues and promote cell growth through high-energy sound waves.
How does shockwave therapy work?
In order to access shockwave therapy, a patient must be seen by doctor, physiotherapist, or occupational/physical therapist to identify if they are appropriate for the treatment. This service is generally used after other treatments such as exercises, activity modification, stretching, and adjusting posture. If these treatments are unsuccesful, shockwave therapy is generally helpful and a good next step.
The provider will deliver shockwave therapy once per week for several weeks and soemtimes up to six weeks. The treatment lasts only a few minutes and is generally not uncomfortable. It may cause slight discomfort. A wand is used over the area being treated to deliver the sound waves.
Shockwave therapy is most often applied to the following areas:
Feet for issues such as tendonitis or plantar fasciitis
Elbows for tennis or golfers elbow
Shoulder for rotator cuff issues
Knee for patellar tendonitis
Hips for bursitis
Legs for shin splints
Back for chronic muscular pain
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
The benefits of shockwave therapy are plenty. For practical reasons, shockwave therapy is a helpful treatment because it is affordable, not invasive, and requires no anesthesia or drugs. It generally does not have side effects and can be applied easily.
Additonal benefits include reduction in pain, reduction in inflammation, promoting cell growth, and relieving nerve pain.
Where can I access shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy can be provided by doctors or therapists in a variety of settings. If an individual has an acute illness or injury they can access this service in an inpatient or rehabilitation setting. They can also access it in on outpatient setting such as a clinic or doctor’s office. A person should inquire about the appropriateness of this treatment with their medical provider or team.
Anyone local to New York can access shockwave therapy through our Pain Therapy clinic. We enjoy providing creative therapy services that are specific to our patient’s needs to ensure they make a full recovery or regain as much of their functional abilities as possible.
We Accept Most Insurances.