Shockwave Therapy Specialist

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Shockwave Therapy services offered in Houston, TX

Shockwave therapy improves the healing of injuries affecting muscles, tendons, and joints. At Restoria in Houston, Texas, the team performs shockwave therapy to treat sports injuries, overuse injuries, and other painful musculoskeletal complications that cause pain. Learn more about shockwave therapy and what it treats by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Restoria today.

Shockwave Therapy Q&A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy, also called extracorporeal shockwave therapy, is a treatment for managing musculoskeletal pain. It’s noninvasive and works by sending high-pressure sound waves through your soft tissues. These sound waves stimulate healing while alleviating pain.


The exact effects of shockwave therapy aren’t fully understood, but experts expect that it:


  • Promotes new vascularization
  • Increases growth factors
  • Stimulates collagen growth
  • Increases white blood cells to fight or prevent infections


During your consultation for shockwave therapy at Restoria, your provider evaluates your injury or condition and can confirm whether shockwave therapy is an effective treatment option. You might be interested in trying shockwave therapy if you’ve tried other conservative treatments and experienced little or no improvement in your pain. 

What does shockwave therapy treat?

Restoria uses shockwave therapy to help with various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries affect bone, cartilage, or soft tissue such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. 


Your provider at Restoria might recommend shockwave therapy for:


  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Calcaneal (heel bone) pain
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Runner’s knee
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis


Many of these injuries are common in athletes. If you play sports, shockwave therapy might help you get back into play faster than you’d heal otherwise. 

Am I a good candidate for shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is quite safe for most people. During your consultation at Restoria, your provider asks a series of questions about your diagnosis, concerns, and general health. They determine whether you can safely go through shockwave therapy without complication. 


You might be a candidate for shockwave therapy if you:


  • Aren’t pregnant
  • Don’t have a pacemaker
  • Have no open wounds
  • Don’t have any infections


Your provider also ensures your injury isn’t too close to any major blood vessels or nerves before approving you for shockwave therapy. During your consultation, they also tell you what to expect and let you know if there are any steps you need to take to prepare ahead of your treatment. 


Learn more about shockwave therapy and find out if you’re a candidate by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Restoria today.