Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

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Maybe you’ve used your joints, tendons, and ligaments too hard mountain biking in the Grand Valley, running a half marathon on the Monument or up on the Mesa or just living the active Grand Valley lifestyle. The result could be an acute or chronic, overuse injury. Shockwave therapy in Grand Junction is a safe and effective solution, to get rid of the pain, and repair the damaged tissue.


WHAT IS SHOCK WAVE THERAPY in Grand Junction?

Extracorporeal Sound Wave Treatment (ESWT) also called radial pressure wave (RPW) is a well-tested and clever way to treat soft tissue injuries without direct interventional treatment. It is commonly used for the treatment of soft tissue and bone disorders around the hip, knee, shoulder, spine, hand, elbow, and foot.


HOW DOES SHOCK WAVE THERAPY WORK?

Essentially, the sound wave, which has no electrical current, takes a chronically dormant and injured cell and converts it to an acutely injured cell, causing it to rebuild. The sound wave causes an increase in blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of injury and stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process. The shock waves break down injured tissue and calcifications in the area. Some of the research out there shows the following benefits of ESWT: reduce pain, aid in healing, re-establish blood flow, decrease muscle stiffness, increase tissue metabolism, stimulate collagen production, diagnose, and treat myofascial trigger points, help dissolve calcific fibroblasts & scar tissue, and reduction of Substance P (a pain generating neurotransmitter).

The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function. The scar tissue weakens the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shock wave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. Normal function can then be restored.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • No anesthesia
  • Non-invasive
  • No medication
  • Fast treatment (~15 mins per session)
  • 5-6 sessions generally (with some cases up to 10)
  • Fewer complications
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment

LIST OF CONDITIONS TREATED WITH SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • knee pain
  • plantar fasciitis
  • SI joint pain
  • elbow tendonitis
  • femoral pain syndrome
  • tendinitis of wrist
  • pain in arch of foot
  • IT band syndrome
  • tendonitis
  • middle back pain
  • bicep tendonitis
  • shoulder tendonitis
  • shoulder impingement
  • frozen shoulder
  • pain behind knee
  • lower left back pain
  • rotator cuff injury
  • bursitis knee
  • supraspinatus tendonitis
  • elbow pain
  • +MORE
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OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Saturday
By Appointment

Spine & Injury Center of
Grand Junction

2646 Patterson Road Suite A
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 248-9833