The Boise Spine Center is one of the few facilities in the Treasure Valley with Shock Wave Therapy, also known as ESWT or PiezoWave therapy. This modality has been shown to be highly effective for chronic/difficult cases of tendinopathies such as tennis elbow, achilles tendinopathy, and plantar fasciitis as well as difficult pain cases associated with injured tissue or scar tissue. Based on the same technology used for lithotripsy, Shock Wave uses sound waves to penetrate tissue to break up scar tissue and promote healing. Please inquire about this very exciting modality that is rapidly becoming the new soft tissue treatment paradigm and widely used by professional athletic teams and renowned rehab centers such as John’s Hopkins.
There are several therapeutic benefits to shock wave, including:
- Stimulate collagen repair
- Increase production of blood vessels
- Reduce chronic inflammation