Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive method for the treatment of localized musculoskeletal pain. The Sonocur administers a wide range of finely tuned low energy shock waves which allows for anesthesia-free treatment. The variable energy settings allow for proper adjustment to suit the medical condition being treated. The shock wave head is easily positioned so it can be coupled to the patient allowing the focal point of the shockwave depth to be adjusted in order for the treatment energy to target the best therapeutic location. The Sonocur Basic is FDA approved in the United States and has posted a 70 – 90% success rate among patients.
The Sonorex is used mainly in treating the following common conditions:
- Tendinitis of the shoulder
- Tendinitis of the Knee (Patellar tendinitis)
- Tendinitis of the Foot (Achilles tendinitis)
- Tennis or Golfer’s elbow (Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis)
- Heel Spur (Plantar Fascitis)
Depending on the severity of your injury the doctor might recommend the Shockwave procedure prior to taking drugs or receiving injections, and certainly prior to a surgical procedure because it is safer.
The Sonocur treatment usually involves three to five weekly shock wave sessions each lasting typically 15 – 20 minutes. To achieve the maximum success rate it is important to complete the entire course of treatment recommended by the doctor which may vary from patient to patient.
Ask Dr. Scott if Sonorex treatment is right for you!