Shock wave is a specific sound wave frequency that is used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Historically, many shockwave devices required anesthesia before the patient was able to tolerate the procedure. The machines in Dr Kennedy’s office are state of the art shockwave devices that deliver the precise amount and frequency of shockwave to the patients without any discomfort, and with excellent outcomes. No anesthesia is required for these devices. Both systems deliver modular and radial focused shockwave over a broad spectrum that facilitates three main biologic responses. Local release of growth factors stimulates regeneration and repair as well as neovascular proliferation. Local blood vessel growth also stimulates regeneration and repair. Blockage or down regulation of pain receptor cells also occurs. Mechanically, shockwave is used to treat small calcification in tendons by blasting these into tiny fragments that can be dissolved by the body.
Conditions treated with Shockwave
- Achilles tendinosis
- Peroneal tendinosis
- PTT tenosynovitis
- FHL Tenosynovitis
- Capsular scar of the ankle and MTP joints
- Plantar fasciitis