Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses sound pulses to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process, promoting tissue regeneration and alleviating chronic pain.

Wake up without that constant ache, move freely without limitations, and get back to doing the things you love — with ease.

Experienced All American Medical therapy tech performs a Shockwave Therapy procedure on adult patient.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), utilizes high-energy acoustic pulses. These shockwaves create tiny bubbles in tissue that burst and stimulate fibroblasts and osteoblasts, cells that accelerate the body’s natural healing process.

Is Shockwave Therapy Right For You? 

The effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy in treating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries has been well-documented. However, the suitability of this therapy for an individual depends on their specific condition and medical history. 

It is essential to consult with the regenerative medicine team at All American Medical to determine if Shockwave Therapy is the right treatment option for you. We will assess your situation and provide personalized recommendations to help you make an informed decision.

Conditions Treated by Shockwave Therapy

Since 2017, shockwave therapy has been a well-established and effective treatment option for various tendon-related conditions, particularly in the field of orthopedics

In 2021, the FDA approved using extracorporeal shockwave devices to treat common conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon issues. 

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Diagram
Shockwave Therapy works very well to heal damage to the plantar fascia.

It’s great for sports injuries and overuse issues, and it can make physical therapy more effective for lots of different problems, such as:

Shoulder Pain

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendonitis (such as supraspinatus or biceps)
  • Knee Pain:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Torn meniscus
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Shin splints

Ankle & Foot Pain

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Chronic instability of the ankle/foot

Myofascial Pain

  • Trigger points
  • Chronic ligament tears and sprains
  • Tendonitis of the hand and thumb

Elbow Pain

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Hip Pain

  • Trochanteric bursitis

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Studies have shown that shockwave therapy is safe and works well for people with ongoing muscle and bone issues.

This is because it offers:

Pain Reduction

Shockwave technology targets the root cause of pain and provides effective long-term pain relief.

Tissue Regeneration

Shockwave therapy promotes tissue regeneration and repair by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, improving function and reducing the risk of re-injury.

A Non-invasive option

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment option, eliminating the need for invasive procedures or medications.

Minimal downtime

The treatment sessions are relatively short, and most patients can resume their daily activities immediately afterward.

Minimal side effects

It is a safe and well-tolerated treatment with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience temporary redness or soreness, which typically resolves quickly.

What is the Therapy like?

Shockwave Therapy sessions typically last between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the specific condition being treated. The number of sessions required may vary, but most patients experience significant relief after several treatments.

What are the side effects?

While Shockwave Therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, some patients may experience minor side effects such as temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site. These side effects usually subside within a few days.

Is it painful?

The level of discomfort experienced during Shockwave Therapy can vary depending on the individual and the area being treated. Some patients may feel mild discomfort during the treatment, while others may experience no pain at all. Our healthcare professionals will ensure your comfort throughout the session.

Why choose All American Medical for Shockwave Therapy

Our highly skilled and experienced team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized care and effective treatment using shockwave therapy.

Covington Shockwave Therapy Team

Dr. Curtis leads the regenerative medicine team that performs shockwave therapy in Covington.

Dr. Chip Curtis, DC, FSCT | Chiropractor & Founder of All-American Medical
Dr. Chip Curtis, DC
Dr. Quinn Strahl, DC | Chiropractor at All-American Medical in Covington
Dr. Quinn Strahl, DC
Jenn Ledet, APRN, FNP | Nurse Practitioner at All-American Medical in Covington
Jenn Ledit, APRN, FNP

Hammond Shockwave Therapy Team

Dr. Siecsnyadre heads up the medical team that does shockwave procedures in Hammond.

Dr. Craig Siecsnyadre, MD | Medical Director at All-American Medical
Dr. Craig Siecsnyadre, MD
Dr. Dylan Lowder, DC | All-American Medical in Hammond
Dr. Dylan Lowder, DC
Sandy Martin, FNP-C | Pain Management Specialist at All American Medical in Hammond
Sandy Martin, FNP

State-of-the-Art Facility

At All American Medical, we have a modern and well-equipped facility designed to deliver the highest standard of care.

Comprehensive Approach

To optimize your treatment outcomes, we take a comprehensive approach to patient care, combining shockwave therapy with other modalities, such as chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercises.

Patient-Centered Care

Your well-being is our top priority. We strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment where you feel heard and cared for throughout your treatment.

Schedule an Appointment

All American Medical is committed to helping our patients find relief from chronic pain and regain their quality of life. Our advanced shockwave therapy allows you to experience the benefits of this cutting-edge treatment modality. 

If you seek effective pain relief and tissue regeneration through shockwave treatment, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our skilled team.

Don’t let pain hold you back — take the first step towards a pain-free future today.

FAQs on Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy used for?

Shockwave therapy treats various musculoskeletal conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and Achilles tendonitis. It can also promote healing in bones and soft tissues.

What are the risks of shock wave therapy?

The risks of shockwave therapy are generally minimal but may include temporary pain, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site. In rare cases, it can cause numbness or tingling, which usually resolves on its own.

Does shockwave therapy work?

Yes, shockwave therapy is effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions. Many studies have demonstrated its ability to reduce pain, improve function, and promote healing.

How painful is shockwave?

Shockwave therapy can cause some discomfort during the treatment, but most patients find it tolerable. The sensation is often described as a deep, thumping pressure. Pain levels vary depending on the individual and the area being treated.

How long does the relief from shockwave therapy last?

The effects of shockwave therapy are typically long-lasting. Many patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms after a series of treatments, and the benefits can continue for several months or even years.

Does shockwave heal nerves?

While shockwave therapy is not specifically designed to heal nerves, it can help alleviate pain and promote healing in the surrounding tissues. Shockwave therapy may indirectly support nerve healing and function by reducing inflammation and stimulating blood flow.

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