Sonocur Therapy Irvine

Published on October 13, 2017

Sonocur Therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (extracorporeal meaning “outside the body”), is a safe and effective treatment for Joint Paint. In fact, 98% of all kidney stones are treated with Shockwave Therapy and there have been no reports of any significant side effects with this treatment when used for orthopedic issues. The Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) works by creating a microtrauma in the affected area which triggers the formation of blood vessels and the body’s natural healing process. ESWT studies have shown an 80% or higher success rate in significantly reducing or eliminating patient’s pain.

ESWT treatment may not be the right approach for everyone. You should speak to your doctor before beginning ESWT. The ESWT is performed in about 10-15 minutes with no anesthesia required and there are typically 3 to 5 sessions 1 to 2 weeks apart.  In some cases, patients may find immediate pain relief but in other cases the healing results may require 6-8 weeks. If you are interested in learning more and to find out if Sonocur Therapy may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lerch today.