Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Warren A. Scott, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist located in Monterey Bay, Soquel, CA

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Although it can feel risky to try new, innovative therapies, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is safe and effective and doesn’t even require an anesthetic. At Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay, Warren A. Scott, MD, uses the cutting-edge SonocurⓇ device to send harmless shockwaves through your tissues to stimulate nerve cells, reduce pain, and enhance healing. If you live in Soquel or Monterey Bay, California, and are looking for a solution to pain and sports injuries, contact Dr. Scott’s office today. Call to schedule or book your appointment online.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Q & A

What is extracorporeal shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge procedure used to treat localized musculoskeletal pain. It's a non-invasive therapy that uses low energy shockwaves to penetrate into your skin without damaging your tissue. These shockwaves enhance the body’s ability to heal through hyperstimulation.

Dr. Scott can perform this therapy on most areas of the body, including your shoulders, neck, arms, groin, and feet.

What conditions does extracorporeal shockwave therapy treat?

Dr. Scott recommends extracorporeal shockwave therapy to treat a variety of conditions. Some of the most common include:

  • Tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Tendonitis of the knee
  • Tendonitis of the foot
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis

He may suggest combining these treatments with injection therapies or prior to any surgical interventions.

How does extracorporeal shockwave therapy work?

At Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay, Dr. Scott uses the innovative SonocurⓇ device. This equipment generates a shockwave through an electromagnetic acoustic lens. This lens focuses the shockwave energy and administers it in pulses or waves to your targeted treatment area.

This energy causes a hyperstimulation analgesia effect, allowing for minimal discomfort during the procedure. It also creates a therapeutic impact through increased:

  • Extracellular cavitations
  • Ionized molecules
  • Membrane permeability
  • Intracellular reactions
  • Diffusible radicals
  • Biomolecule interaction

Sonocur treatments last 15-20 minutes and your sports medicine specialist may recommend 3-5 weekly sessions to maximize your benefit.

What are the benefits of extracorporeal shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy brings a wide range of benefits. Dr. Scott recommends it for reducing tendon inflammation and pain, as well as to improve healing.

This cutting-edge procedure leads to physical changes in nerve cells, which may inhibit pain sensation. It also reduces pain-causing stimuli and inhibits pain transmission.

The Sonocur device can improve blood flow to targeted treatment areas, increasing circulation and healing ability.

If you have soft tissue pain or seem to suffer from chronic tendonitis, contact Dr. Scott to see if extracorporeal shockwave therapy is right for you. Call the office to schedule your initial consultation or book your appointment online today.

Insurance Providers

Please check with your insurance provider to see if your medical care will be covered. Dr. Scott does not accept HMO, MediCal, Medicaid.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay
5161 Soquel Drive, Suite B
Monterey Bay

Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831-479-7800
Fax: 831-479-7089
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