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Shockwave Therapy In Edmonds, WA

Shockwave Therapy In Edmonds, WA

Wear and tear from sports and rigorous exercises, accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders can cause injury and pain in the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, ligaments, tendons). Unfortunately, this can affect your quality of life without proper treatment, making it difficult to carry out your daily tasks. When seeking treatment, you don’t necessarily need to use medications or even get surgery. Lilly Physical Therapy offers a medication-free, effective, and long-term approach to addressing the root cause of your pain and preventing a recurrence.

With shockwave therapy, your physical therapist can address your condition and promote healing. The treatment is therapeutic and non-invasive, and it has an analgesic effect. 

What is Shockwave Therapy in Edmonds, WA?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment for relieving pain and promoting healing in soft tissues. It sends shock waves to tissues to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and regenerate new tissue. Your physical therapist may administer this treatment radially or focally.

Radial shockwave therapy is applied to a large area of your body, while focal therapy targets a small focal point to treat specific areas.

How Does Shockwave Pain Treatment in Edmonds, WA Work?

Before you commence treatment, your therapist will assess your condition to create a treatment plan. During treatment, your physical therapist will administer shockwave therapy to your injured tissues using a handheld device. The device will send shockwaves through your skin to improve circulation and help you grow new tissue.

You may need multiple sessions depending on the extent of your injury. Usually, a session takes about 15 to 20 minutes. You should also see immediate improvements in your condition after your sessions. 

Who Needs Shockwave Physical Therapy in Edmonds, WA?

Shockwave physical therapy can help treat several conditions, including;

  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Back pain

Why Should You Choose Edmonds Shockwave Physical Therapy?

Although shockwave therapy is safe, it is advisable to get this treatment from professionals. Lilly Physical Therapy has an experienced and qualified physical therapist who will assess your condition before administering shockwave therapy. Your therapist will also create a treatment plan split into sessions to address your condition. 

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How Does Shockwave Physical Therapy Work?

Shockwave physical therapy requires using a hand-held device to send shockwaves to your body. During treatment, your physical therapist will hold this device close to your skin, sending shockwaves to your injured tissues to improve blood flow and promote new tissue growth.

What Are The Side Effects Of Shockwave Physical  Therapy?

Shockwave physical therapy is safe and does not have severe side effects. However, some people may experience discomfort, swelling, numbness, increased sensitivity, and skin redness. These side effects should resolve within seven days if you experience them. Otherwise, inform your physical therapist immediately. 

Can Shockwave Physical Therapy Cause More Pain?

You may experience mild discomfort after receiving shockwave therapy, but it should resolve quickly. Your physical therapist may also recommend over-the-counter pain relievers like paracetamol. However, avoid using NSAIDs like ibuprofen or ice to relieve pain - they can interfere with the treatment. 

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SoftWave Therapy is now available at Lilly Physical Therapy. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.