You don't have to travel to Mexico or Canada!
Just 4 weeks ago a new patient started one of our treatment protocols for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) after a relatively strange recommendation from her orthopedic surgeon. She was under his care for an advanced case of Achilles tendonitis with a heel spur. After numerous cortisone injections and unsuccessful attempts at PT, the surgeon quietly told this very nice woman that she should travel to Mexico or Canada to be treated with this "new wave" technology that could most likely heal her problem. He explained that it involved using a "re-purposed" lithotripsy machine (usually pulverizes kidney stones) to stimulate stem cells and growth hormone in her Achilles tendon.
Fortunately, this woman ended up speaking to a former team member at our office who informed her of the fact that we treat people daily for the very same thing with the machine her surgeon was talking about. In our office, we refer to this as Acoustic Wave Therapy or PiezoWave (the machine's name). This device treats neuromusculoskeletal injuries (acute and chronic) by stimulating a 400% increase in natural stem cells, a 300% increase in growth hormone, and a 250% increase in neoangiogenesis (new blood vessel growth).
After 4 treatments of her Achilles tendon, she has a 40% reduction in pain and no noticeable limp. Each treatment is helping accelerate the healing process and just like so many other patients, her Achilles tendon soon will be healed.
We also treat disc injuries, rotator cuff tears, hip problems, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers' elbow, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, shin splints, and many other conditions.
This new technology is changing the face of physical medicine worldwide. Don't hesitate to call us and find out what Acoustic Wave Therapy can do for you.