Shockwave Therapy in Colorado
Colorado Rehabilitation & Occupational Medicine uses shockwave therapies to help pathological changes in tendons, muscles and bones. Our team is experienced and committed to the individual needs of each patient. Using shockwave therapies we can not only help patients with their specific symptoms, but also the source causing the pain.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Do you suffer from pain in your elbow, knee or heel? Do back problems prevent you from managing your everyday life?
These not only affect the oldest generation of our society, but can often occur in younger years as a result of excessive strain or a lack of exercise. Many of these diseases are associated with a lower quality of life and reduced capabilities. Both extracorporeal magneto transduction therapy (EMTT) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) can help with these problems.
Study data shows that, while both ESWT and EMTT are successful in their own right, when they are combined they become even more successful in the treatment of soft tissue and bone diseases. The combination of both therapies and the resulting accelerated treatment success significantly reduces the overall treatment time for the patient.
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat pathological changes in tendons, muscles and bones. This means that your therapy focuses not only on your symptoms, but above all on the cause of your pain.
During the treatment, the physician moves a handpiece over the pain zone. Through the handpiece, low-energy shockwaves are transmitted to the body. The shockwaves stimulate both the metabolism and the blood circulation and the body’s own healing processes can be accelerated.
Many years of experience have confirmed that certain pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones – in other words the root causes of your pain – can be eliminated systematically with this therapy approach.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwaves are audible high-energy sound waves. In the medical world, shockwaves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance.
In modern pain therapy, low-energy shock waves are applied to the painful body regions where they can exert their curative action. Shockwaves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully heal.
Interested in how shockwave therapy can help alleviate your pain, contact us today!