Shockwave Therapy

Family Medicine, Weight Loss Medicine, Anti Aging Medicine & Addiction Management located in Boca Raton, FL

Shockwave Therapy

If you’re an active person experiencing a sport-related injury, shockwave therapy can help you recover. Rofé Medical in Boca Raton, Florida, can provide this therapy to increase blood flow, encourage healing, and help you stay active. Sasson Moulavi, MD, and the team use shockwave therapy to maximize your time and help you avoid other invasive treatments, such as steroids. Call the office today or book online through the scheduling tool.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a safe and well-known clinical practice to aid in the healing of musculoskeletal injuries. Highly active people and athletes are at a greater risk for accidents and overuse injuries because of an active lifestyle.

Experts use shockwave therapy in either low- or high-energy pulses, tailoring the treatment to your specific injury. The pulses can break up calcifications, release growth factors, and stimulate cells that aid in faster recovery. 

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is an excellent way to encourage your body’s natural healing process while also reducing pain from an injury. Shockwave therapy stimulates nerves in the treatment area, increasing blood flow while minimizing active pain.

Shockwave therapy can also potentially remove the need for more invasive treatment options, such as steroids or surgery. Shockwave therapy doesn’t require surgery and can lead to a speedy recovery in only a few sessions, especially when combined with physical therapy. This also results in less costly treatment, as surgery can be expensive. 

Can shockwave therapy treat any injury?

Shockwave therapy can alleviate most soft tissue injuries, including those in bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Shockwave therapy is even FDA-approved for tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. Your provider will help determine if shockwave therapy can aid you in a speedy recovery. 

Shockwave therapy may not help if the soft tissue surrounding your injury is beyond repair. This could result in more agitation and worsen the injury. For some injuries, surgery may be the only option, in which case, your provider would not recommend shockwave therapy.

Experts typically avoid shockwave therapy during specific circumstances, including injuries near the womb during pregnancy, near the brain, spine, and lungs, as well as those with bleeding disorders. You should disclose this information to your provider before considering shockwave therapy.

Are there any side effects from shockwave therapy?

During treatment, some people may experience temporary pain or discomfort. The level of discomfort varies depending on your injury and the force of the shockwaves. This subsides after treatment, though you may notice slight bruising in the treatment area afterward. If you feel too uncomfortable during treatment, your provider can lower the intensity of the shockwaves.

Schedule a shockwave therapy consultation by calling the Boca Raton, Florida, office or booking online through the reservation portal.