Radial Pressure Wave

CRadial Pressure Wave (RPW), also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that uses acoustic waves to break down damaged soft tissue, promoting repair and healing of the targeted area. Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab in Lock Haven, PA, offers Radial Pressure Wave therapy in combination with various cutting-edge and traditional holistic chiropractic treatments. Dr. Jason Madigan has been serving the Lock Haven community since 2013 and specializes in treating athletes and individuals experiencing musculoskeletal injuries from accidents and injuries.

What Conditions Benefit from Radial Pressure Wave Therapy?

Radial Pressure Wave is utilized to treat a wide variety of conditions, including degenerative tendinopathies and injuries to the ligaments. Injured tendons frequently experience calcium buildup, and RPW is effective in helping dissolve those calcium deposits. Other injuries that benefit from RPW therapy include disorders of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Chronic low back and shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis 
  • Calcific shoulder tendinitis
  • Acute muscle strain and tear
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Chronic heel spurs
  • Osteoarthritis and related bone inflammation
  • Tendinopathy of the hamstring or patellar
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Chronic stress fractures

What Should I Expect During RPW Treatment?

Radial Pressure Wave therapy is generally not painful, though some patients report mild discomfort, particularly when damaged tissues are located close to the bone. RPW therapy is a quick experience, usually lasting 5–15 minutes per session. Dr. Madigan will design an individualized treatment plan that may recommend 3–6 sessions spaced approximately a week apart. It is normal to experience swelling, irritation, or a dull throbbing pain in the targeted area following the treatment, but these symptoms will subside within a couple of days. During the session, Dr. Madigan will apply gel to the targeted area and use a special handheld instrument to apply high-energy acoustic waves directly into the skin and tissues. These pressure waves oscillate the targeted tissue, breaking down calcium deposits and damaged tissue. 

Radial Pressure Wave therapy has numerous benefits for patients. RPW stimulates circulation, promotes new cell growth, allows nutrients and blood to circulate through the damaged area, reduces muscle pain, boosts the body’s innate healing abilities, and accelerates recovery time. RPW therapy can minimize or eliminate the need for prescription pain medication.

Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab in Lock Haven is a state-of-the-art chiropractic facility that offers RPW therapy. Dr. Madigan is a qualified expert with vast experience treating athletes and individuals who have experienced an accident or injury. Make an appointment with Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab today to ensure you are on the right track to holistic health and healing. Call (570) 858-5645

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