Shockwave Therapy in Asheville, NC

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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Has your body been feeling a bit sore from a soft-tissue injury or maybe even normal wear-and-tear? Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive treatment that addresses many different forms of injury or chronic pain by sending sound waves through the inflamed musculoskeletal tissues. This treatment for sore muscles, stiff joints, and other forms of aches and pains is FDA-approved and can jumpstart the body's natural healing process for a quick recovery from injury. The treatment is completely noninvasive and can be performed in a matter of minutes right here at our facility in Asheville, NC. Contact Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today to meet with Dr. Christie Lehman about the many benefits of this diverse treatment option.

What Are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

Our patients in Asheville, NC notice a wide number of positive results from shockwave therapy. Typically, men and women who visit Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports medicine for this treatment report the following benefits:

  • Noninvasive treatment
  • Absolutely no downtime
  • Comfortable sessions
  • Reduced pain
  • Quick treatment times
  • Versatile treatment option
  • Quicker return to activity

Who Are the Best Candidates for Shockwave Therapy?

Candidates for shockwave therapy typically include individuals experiencing chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, or calcific tendonitis. This noninvasive treatment option is particularly suitable for patients who have not responded well to conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, or medication. Shockwave therapy can also be beneficial for individuals looking to avoid surgical intervention or those seeking alternative pain management options. Additionally, athletes or active individuals with sports-related injuries may benefit from shockwave therapy to promote tissue healing and reduce pain, allowing for a quicker return to activity. Consulting with a member of our team at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help determine if shockwave therapy is appropriate based on individual medical history, symptoms, and treatment goals.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

During your appointment, we'll lead you to one of our private treatment rooms and ask you to rest in a position that is both comfortable and allows us to access the injured area of the body. At that point, we'll use the shockwave handpiece to gradually go over the affected area as it subtly sends low-energy pulses of shockwave energy into the body. This can, in turn, increase blood circulation, break down calcified deposits, stimulate cell growth, and reduce pain in the area, making shockwave therapy ideal for people with joint pain, tennis and golfer's elbow, Achilles' Heel, back pain, shin splints, and more. The treatment typically takes no longer than 10 minutes and requires no downtime, allowing patients to return to their usual, daily lives.

Shockwave Therapy FAQ

How many treatments will I need to provide long-term relief?
Although most people feel some degree of relief from painful symptoms even after a single treatment, the majority of patients need several treatments to achieve meaningful, long-term relief of more severe symptoms. Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine usually provides additional treatments spaced about a week apart to promote continual healing. There’s no downtime after treatment, so you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately afterward.

Is shockwave therapy painful?
The intensity of shockwave therapy can be adjusted to the individual's tolerance level. While the procedure may cause discomfort during the application of shockwaves, it is generally well-tolerated, and the discomfort is temporary.

Can shockwave therapy be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Yes, shockwave therapy can often be used alongside other treatments for orthopedic issues and pain relief. It's commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that may include physical therapy, exercises, and sometimes medication.

Are there any side effects associated with shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it can have side effects. Commonly reported side effects include mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, or tingling in the treated area. These effects are typically temporary and should resolve on their own. It's important to discuss potential side effects with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.

Get Pain Relief Today

Whether you struggle from chronic pain or acute orthopedic injuries, shockwave therapy is a fantastic solution that can help you avoid surgery and get you back to your routine faster. To find out more about the specific conditions that Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine treats with shockwave therapy, and if it would be a good fit for addressing your concerns, call our Asheville, NC office today. We look forward to developing a plan of action to get you back to doing the things you love.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.