Soft tissue pain affects millions of people every day. For some people this type pain is a nuisance, but for many it is physically debilitating reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to enjoy activities with family and friends. Shockwave, also referred to as Radio Pulse Therapy, or RPT, can help those impacted.
How does RPT work?
Radial Shockwave therapy delivers a type of mechanical energy into the target tissue. Shockwave therapy works by creating a very controlled trauma to tendons, ligaments and muscle tissue. This type of trauma causes the body to lay down new better tissue or to quickly rebuild the injured tissues. It can also break up or reduce scar tissue and calcium deposits. This results in fast pain reduction, better range of motion and ultimately full recovery from most types of tendonitis, ligament sprains, muscle strains and much more.
Is it normal to experience pain during treatment?
RPT creates a mechanical stress that may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Depending on the desired depth of penetration, varying amounts of energy may be utilized to create the desired effect and some soreness may be experienced post-treatment. We combine shockwave therapy with Class IV high powered laser to minimize any post treatment soreness and speed up healing.
What is the duration of pain relief after treatment?
Most patients report some pain relief after the first treatment. However, the affects are most prominent after the second or third treatment. We will be able to help you through this process as every patient based on their condition may respond differently.
How many treatments are required on average?
The normal number of treatments for most conditions is 3 to 4, but certain conditions may require up to a maximum of 9 treatments. One week between treatments is recommended for the body to recover naturally.
Can I continue playing sports or normal physical exercise after RPT?
Physical exercise promotes metabolism and the restructuring processes in the tissue. For most patients It is normal to continue your physical after shockwave therapy.