A promising treatment for a variety musculoskeletal conditions.

Focal Shockwave Therapy

Rehab Wellness LA, an integrative medical clinic, is dedicated to providing patients with innovative and effective treatments to manage pain and promote healing. One of the most promising therapies offered at the clinic is Focal Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive procedure that has been shown to be successful in treating various musculoskeletal conditions. Speak with your Rehab Wellness LA healthcare professional to see if Focal Shockwave Therapy is right for you.

What is Focal Shockwave Therapy?

Focal Shockwave Therapy was first developed in the 1980s as a treatment for kidney stones. Later, researchers discovered that the therapy had potential as a treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow. The use of Focal Shockwave Therapy in the United States began in the late 1990s, and since then, it has become a popular and effective treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

It is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. The sound waves are directed to the affected area and penetrate deep into the tissue, promoting the regeneration of damaged cells and increasing blood flow to the area. The procedure involves applying a gel to the skin, and then a handheld device is used to deliver the sound waves to the affected area. The entire procedure is painless and requires no anesthesia, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during the treatment.

Conditions treated with Focal Shockwave Therapy

Focal Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. It has been shown to be particularly effective for treating:

  • Plantar fasciitis: a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.
  • Achilles tendonitis: a condition that causes pain in the back of the heel.
  • Tennis elbow: a condition that causes pain in the elbow and forearm.
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis: a condition that causes pain in the shoulder.
  • Patellar tendonitis: a condition that causes pain in the knee.
  • Shin splints: a condition that causes pain in the lower leg.

Focal Shockwave Therapy also promotes healing in chronic wounds and bone growth in non-union fractures. As a non-invasive treatment that has been shown to be effective in treating various musculoskeletal conditions, your Rehab Wellness medical professional may suggest this therapy to their comprehensive approach to pain management and injury recovery. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, contact us today to learn how Focal Shockwave Therapy can help you achieve optimal health and wellness.


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Rehab Wellness Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Katrina Babcock, DO is a leading expert in internal medicine and specialized evidence-based treatments to diagnose, treat, reverse, and prevent a range of medical conditions to improve her patients lifestyle and quality of life.


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