What is Radial Pressure Wave therapy?
There are many treatments for musculoskeletal conditions and Radial Pressure Wave therapy (RPW) is quickly becoming one of the most popular non-invasive treatments. RPW uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s ability to heal. Radial Pressure Waves are acoustic waves that oscillate the tissue. RPW therapy helps reduce muscle pain and activate connective tissue to heal. It temporarily helps increase the blood flow of the tissue.
Shockwave therapy has been used for kidney stone treatment since the 1980’s.
What does feel like?
A doctor of chiropractic uses a special handheld applicator on the affected area with a conducting gel on the skin. The patient will feel mild to moderate pressure. The applicator delivers pressure waves(acoustic waves) that oscillate the tissues increasing the blood flow, promoting new cell growth, and accelerating healing.
The treatment takes a few minutes unless you are doing a large area. Some discomfort is felt at the beginning of treatment depending on the acuity of the condition, the area being treated, and the settings on the device. The intensity should feel like a 6/10 on the pain scale. The pain accommodates down in about 10 seconds. Treatment is performed every 4-7 days. Most people see improvement after 6 sessions.
RPW therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free solution for:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Trochanteric Bursitis( a common chronic hip pain)
- Tennis Elbow(lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow(medial epicondylitis)
- Jumper’s Knee(patellar tendinitis)
- Calcific Tendonitis(ie shoulder)
- Acute muscle strain/ tear
Weisbrod Chiropractic has been dedicated to serving the Chandler-Gilbert area since 1990. If you're seeking a non-invasive, non-surgical, or drug-free solution to your pain today schedule with Weisbrod Chiropractic today. If you would like to know more about Radial Pressure Wave therapy and how it could help you, please contact Weisbrod Chiropractic in Chandler/Gilbert area by calling (480) 821-0101.