Sports injuries, aging, and simply moving in the wrong way at the wrong time can all lead to chronic or acute episodes of soft tissue pain. If you are suffering from pain in your elbow, knee, back, or other areas of your body, you are not alone! Historically, treatments for chronic pain were often limited to invasive measures or medications that could have negative side effects, but fortunately, with Zimmer enPuls radial shockwave therapy at EsthetixMD in Bend, OR, you can now effectively treat your pain non-invasively.
How Zimmer enPuls treatment works
If you are one of the many people for whom first-line measures (such as RICE – rest, ice, compression, and elevation) do not work to manage your pain, Zimmer enPuls therapy may be just what you need to get out pain and back to doing what you love. Zimmer enPuls shockwave therapy is a terrific non-surgical option for patients who are suffering from pain in areas such as:
- Plantar fascia
- Rotator cuff
- Tennis elbow
- Hips and buttocks
- Peroneal tendon
- Achilles tendon
- …and more
It works by sending radial shockwaves, which are high energy acoustic waves, to a depth of 35 mm into the soft tissues that are causing you pain. There, the shockwaves promote the regeneration and repair of the tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues, promoting cell growth and blood vessel formation, and restoring your mobility to the area. In addition, the treatment reduces inflammation, releases trigger points, and works like an analgesic, providing pain relief without medication. Radial shockwave therapy has been in use for over 10 years and has positive scientific results, with therapeutic outcomes of “good” to “very good” occurring in 70% of patients.
What to expect
First, we move the part of your body that will be treated into an ideal position to access it with the device, while making sure you are comfortable and pain-free. Then, we will mark the area with a virtual grid and may apply a gel to help reduce friction. Then, we will place the device over the area, where it will deliver pulses of radial shockwaves. Shockwave therapy is completely non-invasive, and you are free to resume your normal activities after your treatment.
If you are tired of suffering from pain, get in touch with EsthetixMD today to learn more about how Zimmer enPuls radial shockwave therapy might work for you. Call us at (541) 303-9155!