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Shockwave Therapy 101: A Revolution in Healing

If you are like millions of people around the world, you suffer from chronic pain, limited mobility, or loss of some of your body’s natural functions. You may be receiving steroid shots for joint pain, or maybe you have been told you need medication for erectile dysfunction. But wait—how can something like a shoulder injury and problems in the bedroom be related? The answer lies in a revolutionary treatment option they share: shockwave therapy.

Initially developed in the 1980s to treat kidney stones, shockwave therapy is taking the health and wellness world by storm. This non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment can be an excellent alternative to many surgeries, steroid shots, and medications. Simply by strategically focusing soundwaves, this therapy has the power to regenerate tissues, boost collagen production, and improve circulation almost anywhere in the body.

How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy involves sending acoustic waves into an area of the body that has lost or limited natural function. There is no electricity involved, only highly focused bursts of sound waves. Though you will only feel a small pulse against the skin, these pulses will create microscopic wounds in the target area. Then, your body’s natural healing processes get to work fixing these small injuries with collagen, growth factors, and new blood vessels.

Shockwave therapy can:

  • Increase blood flow & improve circulation
  • Increase bone density
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Accelerate wound healing & recovery time
  • More! 
Shockwave therapy is widely used in sports medicine. Its healing properties can even help eliminate cellulite.
Shockwave therapy is widely used in sports medicine. Its healing properties can even help eliminate cellulite.

Some of Shockwave Therapy’s Most Promising Applications

Joint & Mobility Issues

A 2018 study found that patients suffering from tendinopathies—conditions resulting from degeneration of tendon collagen—experienced significant pain relief and quality of life improvements after receiving shockwave therapy. Conditions such as Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, and even carpal tunnel syndrome can all effectively be treated with this approach. 

By encouraging the body to produce collagen, shockwave therapy restores mobility to degraded joints and soft tissues—without surgery, painful steroid (cortisone) shots, or downtime. 

Shockwave therapy is non-invasive and comfortable.
Shockwave therapy is non-invasive and comfortable.

Sports Injuries & Athletic Recovery

For the same reasons that shockwave therapy is a great treatment for joint and mobility issues, it is a trusted tool in the realm of sports medicine. Athletes and active everyday people recovering from sports injuries can count on quicker recovery than they could with ice, rest, and compression alone. That means they can minimize their downtime and get back in the game.

Even patients without injuries can benefit from shockwave therapy. Because this treatment improves circulation, encourages the generation of new blood vessels, and reduces inflammation, many people use it to optimize their training and workout regimens.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

During menopause, estrogen levels drop, which can lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms, including vaginal dryness and itching, incontinence, pain during intercourse, and difficulty achieving orgasm. However, just because these symptoms are common does not mean that you have to live with them.

Shockwave therapy’s collagen- and circulation-boosting properties make it ideal for rejuvenating vaginal comfort and pleasure. Using a special applicator, we can enhance lubrication and replenish vaginal tissue in just a few comfortable sessions in our office.

Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronie’s Disease

Did you know that the most common cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) is poor blood vessel function? As men age, their blood vessels become more restricted, reducing blood flow. Plaque from cholesterol can also build up in those vessels, making achieving and maintaining an erection especially difficult.

Peyronie’s Disease, on the other hand, is a significant curving of the penis accompanied by painful erections. Usually, this condition is caused by a past injury or repetitive stress that leads to a buildup of scar tissue.  

The focused acoustic waves of shockwave therapy break up plaques and scar tissue and encourage new, stronger blood vessels to form. This non-invasive and drug-free treatment has already helped thousands of men restore natural function and reinvigorate intimacy.

How to Find Out if Shockwave Therapy is Right for You

Shockwave therapy is an incredibly versatile way to enhance and encourage healing in almost limitless applications. That said, the best way to know if it is a good option for you is to visit Pure Body Health for an in-depth, personalized consultation. Your ultimate candidacy will depend on not just your goals, but on what exactly is causing your discomfort. At Pure Body Health, we are here to discover that cause and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. 

If you are looking for a way to restore natural function and reengage in the full spectrum of activities and joys life has to offer, call Pure Body Health today!

Pure Body Health: Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, and So Much More

At Pure Body Health, we are committed to providing the latest functional wellness solutions for optimizing your health. If you have been feeling limited in your ability to move freely and comfortably through the world, shockwave therapy could help solve the problem. Call us today at 480-427-0442 or send us a message online to schedule your comprehensive consultation today!