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What is Acoustic Wave Therapy?

Acoustic wave therapy, also called medical wave therapy or simply shockwave therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that administers slow pulses of sound waves into the body to help stimulate the healing process.

It is used in treating specific injuries or symptoms and has proven successful in treating a number of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Shin splints
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Trigger points in muscles
  • Scar tissue reduction
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Cellulite reduction

How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work?

How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work? Meridian, IDMiraculously, the body can heal itself from many ailments on its own. However, sometimes it just needs a little push in the right direction, which is where acoustic wave therapy comes in. By directing these acoustic waves directly to the troubled area, blood flow to the area is increased, and the natural healing response is triggered and accelerated.

The sound waves can also stimulate collagen production, which is key in repairing cellular damage for health and aesthetic purposes. That is why scar tissue, the appearance of cellulite, and stretch marks can all be reduced with acoustic wave therapy.

AWT can also help heal chronic inflammation, allowing for pain relief and real recovery of the underlying issues.

If you suffer from joint pain, sexual dysfunction, inflammation, or any other of a number of conditions, AWT may be able to help offer lasting relief. Many patients experience relief from pain immediately following the first session, and most patients require several sessions for full benefit.

What to Expect

In short, expect a fairly quick in-office treatment with minimal discomfort that lets you return to your normal life, with little to no side effects or downtime.

After your initial consultation and once you have been approved for acoustic wave therapy by the doctor, the areas to be treated will be prepped for the procedure. A gel will be applied to the skin to help conduct the sound waves coming from the wand. Using the specialized handheld device, shockwaves will be administered to the needed areas for up to 20 minutes (usually).

Many patients report feeling a slight tingling feeling during the treatment, with minor discomfort. There is minimal downtime, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately following the treatment. There are little to no side effects and no risk of infection or scarring. Reach out to us today to find out if you are a candidate for acoustic wave therapy.

At Advanced Regenerative Medicine of Idaho, we focus on treating the root cause of our patients’ painful symptoms, meaning your pain won’t be masked with painkillers but actually addressed so that it goes away for good. Acoustic wave therapy is one of many treatments that we use to do just that.