What is Pulse Wave Therapy?

Pulse Wave Therapy (PWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses low-intensity acoustic waves to improve blood flow and stimulate the body's natural healing process. It is also known as shockwave therapy or acoustic wave therapy.

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How Does Pulse Wave Therapy Work?

Treatment works by delivering high-frequency sound waves to the affected body area. These sound waves create microtrauma in the tissue, which triggers the body's natural healing response. Microtrauma also stimulates the production of new blood vessels and improves blood flow to the area, which helps to reduce inflammation and promote tissue regeneration.

Benefits of Pulse Wave Therapy

One of the most significant benefits of PWT is that treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime. Because it effectively treats various conditions, PWT can be considered an alternative to medication and surgery for some patients. This therapy has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its many other benefits, including:

  • By increasing blood flow, PWT can help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve tissue oxygenation, and promote the growth of new blood vessels
  • The acoustic waves used in PWT can help to stimulate the release of natural painkillers in the body, reducing pain and discomfort in the affected area
  • PWT can help to reduce inflammation by increasing circulation and promoting the removal of waste products from the affected tissue
  • By stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and promoting tissue regeneration, PWT can help to speed up the healing process for injuries such as fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Treatment can promote healing after surgery or other medical procedures
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What Does Pulse Wave Therapy Treat?

While it is not a cure-all, PWT can be an effective treatment option for many patients. It has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

Erectile Dysfunction

Pulse Wave Therapy is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) by improving blood flow to the penis, which can help men achieve and maintain an erection. Initial studies have shown Pulse Wave Therapy can improve ED symptoms in up to 80% of men.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. Pulse Wave Therapy can help by stimulating the body's natural healing process and reducing inflammation.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow affects the tendons in the elbow. PWT can help by reducing pain and inflammation and stimulating the body's natural healing process to improve function.

Shoulder and Knee Pain

Shoulder and knee pain are commonly caused by injury, arthritis, and overuse. Pulse Wave Therapy can help by reducing pain and inflammation and improving function to increase the range of motion.

What to Expect During Pulse Wave Therapy

During Pulse Wave Therapy, you’ll lie down while a handheld device is applied to the treatment area. The device emits high-frequency acoustic waves that penetrate deep into the tissue, stimulating blood flow and promoting the growth of new blood vessels. The treatment usually lasts 15-30 minutes and is typically painless, although some patients may experience mild discomfort.

The number of treatments required will depend on the specific condition being treated. For example, patients with erectile dysfunction may require 6-12 treatments, while those with musculoskeletal pain may require 3-5 treatments. The treatments are usually spaced out over several weeks to allow the body time to heal.

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Experience Pulse Wave Therapy at Clearwater Medical Group

You deserve to live your life free from the struggles of chronic conditions. These conditions, although common, should not be your normal, which is why Clearwater Medical Group provides holistic treatments such as pulse wave and IV therapy. We have been treating the root cause of chronic health conditions instead of masking symptoms, resulting in long-term results without side effects since 2007. Our doctors have over four decades of experience successfully treating patients with chronic conditions, helping thousands of patients benefit from our various treatments resulting in symptom reduction, weight loss, and pain relief. We’re here to help when you’re ready to experience the freedom to be your best self with Pulse Wave Therapy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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