Shock wave therapy for musculoskeletal regenerative medicine
Shockwave therapy and regenerative medicine are two emerging fields in medical science that have shown promising results in treating various musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy involves the use of high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and regeneration of damaged tissues. This serves to compliment our Regenexx treatments.
It is very reasonable to use these two complimentary treatments together, and that is what we do at ARO Clinic.
There is a growing body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of shockwave therapy in treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, spinal pain and myofascial pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that shockwave therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. Another systematic review published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that shockwave therapy was effective in treating calcific tendonitis in the shoulder.
There is also evidence supporting the use of combination therapies that incorporate both shockwave therapy and regenerative medicine. A systematic review published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that combination therapies were effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, including Achilles tendinopathy, lateral epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder tendinopathy and patellar tendinopathy.
At Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we follow the science and provide our patients with the best care possible.
Give us a call today if you are interested in learning more.