Shockwave therapy is a medical treatment that utilizes ultrasound technology to send high-energy acoustic waves into the target area to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. At the most basic level, shockwave therapy stimulates new cell growth. These new, healthy cells replace old, weak, or damaged cells.
Shockwaves are actually focused ultrasonic energy (i.e., ultrasound), which is simply sound waves that have a vibration frequency greater than 20,000 Hz. For reference, most humans hear sounds with a frequency between 20 and 20,000 Hz.
Shockwave therapy goes by a number of names, including:
Shockwave, or radial pressure wave therapy, is an effective means of eliminating chronic pain without surgery.
Research over the past 20 years shows how shockwave therapy is effective against chronic pain and inflammation.