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. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. The most common applications of shockwave therapy include:
- Achilles tendon pain
- Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
- Calcified shoulder
- Patellar (knee) tendinitis
- Heel spurs
- Trigger point therapy
At Darla Booth Chiropractic we have a state-of-the-art machine The PiezoWave2, developed by Richard Wolf, combines orthopedic applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) with the applications of Trigger Point Shock Wave Therapy (TPST), which are highly efficient, non-surgical treatments for chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system.
We have two experienced practitioners at our office that perform Shockwave Therapy for our patients, Delia Lira-Perez and Kathleen Hoshimi. Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays.