Shockwave Therapy

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in West Des Moines, IA
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Shockwave Therapy services offered in West Des Moines, IA

Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)? 

ESWT is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivery of shock waves to injured soft tissue. The shockwaves stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The healing process can relieve pain and provide healing to specific muscles such as injured tendons, ligaments, muscle, bone and nerves.

How does it do this?

Well, by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue that accelerate the body’s normal healing process.  It helps speed up the recovery of injured joints and tissue while diminishing pain and discomfort.

Clinical studies have shown that 91% of patients see successful results.

What conditions can be treated with shockwave therapy?

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis
  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Quadriceps tendinopathy
  • Posterior tibial tendinopathy
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Is Shockwave Therapy safe?

Yes, it is completely safe. The treatment is FDA approved and has no downtime associated with this treatment. You are free to return to normal daily activities following treatment with few limitations or restrictions.

What are the TOP benefits?

  • Reverse chronic inflammation
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Dissolves calcium build up
  • Release trigger points
  • Interrupts pain neurotransmitters 

Dr. Jackson performs Shockwave Therapy. Call us to book your appointment today.   

Dr. Michael Jackson treats patients for shockwave therapy.

Call us to book your appointment today.