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Tendinopathy and other types of musculoskeletal pain can benefit greatly from shockwave therapy, a noninvasive and pain-free treatment option that doesn’t require any downtime for recovery. At Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice, PLLC in Garnerville, Park Slope area of Brooklyn, Somers, and Pelham, New York, as well as the two offices in Scarsdale, New York, Rondalph Taylor, MD, recommends shockwave therapy when other conservative treatments don’t provide lasting results. Schedule your consultation for shockwave therapy today by calling the nearest office or by clicking on the online booking button.

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What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a cutting-edge treatment for various types of musculoskeletal pain. Most people use it for chronic conditions that haven’t responded well to other conservative care measures, like over-the-counter medications, activity modification, and physical therapy. 

During shockwave therapy at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc, a device delivers electrical waves deep into your tissues and muscles. The treatment is noninvasive and directly affects nerve endings in the region, resulting in a reduction of musculoskeletal pain. 

The shockwaves also:

  • Promote better blood and fluid circulation
  • Stimulate osteoblasts for bone healing
  • Stimulate fibroblasts for connective tissue healing
  • Increase cell metabolism in the area for more efficient healing

ESWT can enhance a conservative treatment plan and may help you avoid needing surgery in the future. 

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc treats a range of musculoskeletal injuries as well as degenerative damage using extracorporeal shockwave therapy. The treatment is especially effective for ligament and tendon issues occurring at various joints throughout the body. 

Your provider might recommend shockwave therapy to manage:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Hip bursitis
  • Pitcher’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Osteoarthritis

There are many, many other conditions treatable with ESWT, and your provider can let you know if your diagnosis aligns with the treatment’s capabilities. They also tell you how many treatments you can expect to get throughout your plan. 

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

While treating musculoskeletal pain, there are plenty of treatments to consider both within and outside the realm of physical medicine. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is an excellent option for several key reasons, including that it:

  • Is noninvasive
  • Doesn’t leave scars
  • Doesn’t require downtime
  • Is painless
  • Doesn’t risk infections
  • Is cost-effective

Research shows that a wide majority, over 90%, of patients who use shockwave therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain report significant improvements from the treatment. 

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients need several shockwave therapy treatments at regular intervals, each lasting for around 30 minutes. Your provider at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc predicts the exact number of treatments you’ll need and gives regular progress checks as you go through treatment. 

If you’re interested in giving shockwave therapy a try for your musculoskeletal pain, call Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc or schedule a visit online today.