Shockwave therapy uses special waves of concussive energy to treat painful symptoms affecting the tendons and muscles, including acute and chronic tendinitis, inflammation of the tendon sheaths that can restrict tendon motion and cause significant pain and tenderness, as well as decreased range of motion. Compared to traditional therapy, shockwave therapy offers speedier recovery and better long-term results. The most common applications of shockwave therapy include:
Achilles tendon pain
epicondylitis (tennis elbow or golfer's elbow)
patellar (knee) tendinitis
treatment of painful trigger points
At Murphy SportsMedicine Center, we use a state-of-the-art low-energy shockwave machine for effective treatments that can be performed in the office without the need for sedation or anesthesia.
Once the treatment area has been identified with a physical exam and evaluation, you'll be asked to lie on an exam table for treatment. You may be asked to wear a hospital gown to enable the waves to reach your tissues more directly. Once you're in position, the delivery device will be placed over the treatment area and shockwaves will be delivered through the skin for 10 to 20 minutes.
Because the treatment site is already experiencing painful symptoms, you may experience some mild transient discomfort at the treatment site as the shockwaves release tension and stimulate circulation for greater healing of damaged tissues and inflammation.
Although some relief can be achieved after a single treatment in many patients, optimal effects typically require from three to five treatment sessions spaced one week apart. Maximum healing typically occurs within six to eight weeks. Between sessions, you'll be able to perform all your regular activities with no restrictions.
Here is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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