What Is Focused Shockwave Therapy and Radial Pressure Wave

January 13, 2023

At ProActive Health, we have recently started offering shockwave therapy to our patients. This form of treatment is excellent for people who are suffering from joint or chronic pain.

Widely accepted in the medical field and growing in popularity year after year, acoustic wave therapy is the perfect choice for people looking to target deeper conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff pain, and more.

Now there are a couple of options for this form of therapy. There’s radial pressure wave therapy and focused shockwave therapy. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at the difference between these two forms of therapy.

What is focused shockwave therapy?

Focused shockwave therapy, which has been used in Europe for over 20 years, is now widely respected in the United States within the medical field. It uses a special device to transmit precise high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate your body’s cells and its intrinsic healing mechanism. The waves then break up calcium, scar tissue deposits, boost new blood vessel formation and metabolism, and activates your body’s natural healing process. This form of therapy can be used to treat plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff, hip pain, shin splints, knee arthritis, myofascial trigger points and more.

Advantages of focus shockwave therapy:

● ‏Promotes soft tissue repair‏

● Regenerate damaged cells

● ‏Accelerate the healing process

● ‏Fast and effective pain relief‏

● ‏Mobility can be restored in no time at all

● ‏It is a non-invasive procedure‏

● ‏There is no risk of infection

● ‏Extremely safe‏

● ‏There is no downtime

What is radial pressure wave therapy?

Now, when comparing the difference between radial pressure wave therapy and focused shockwave therapy, the most significant comparison is in the waves that are transmitted. While focused shockwave therapy transmits a precise wave that penetrates deeper tissue, radial pressure wave therapy uses low-intensity sound waves to target a wider area of your body. This form of therapy can be used to treat plantar fasciitis, gout, tennis elbow,  bursitis, and more.

‏‏‏Advantages of radial pressure wave therapy‏:

● ‏Promotes soft tissue repair‏

● Regenerate damaged cells

● ‏Accelerate the healing process

● ‏Used to treat the causes rather than symptoms‏

● ‏It is a safe and non-invasive treatment method that has zero side effects‏

● ‏There are no incisions made‏

● ‏It only takes a few days to start noticing results

● ‏The method has proven lasting results‏

● ‏Compatible with other medications

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to take advantage of acoustic wave therapy? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! He’ll help you find the root issue and build a plan to address it over time.

In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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