Joint Pain Relief
Millions of people suffer from chronic joint pain and tendonitis. These injuries are associated with debilitating pain and losing the ability to perform simple daily activities. Until now, the options for treating tendon and joint pain were rest, physical therapy, medications or an open surgical procedure. Limited to these treatments options, it could take months or years to recover. Now, there is a new FDA approved treatment option designed to remove the source of tendon pain. Sonocur Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment which utilizes a concentrated stream of pulsed sound waves to heal injured joints and tendons, allowing you to return to your active lifestyle.
A Non-Invasive Breakthrough Solution!
Sonocur Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive (no incisions) treatment that involves the delivery of acoustical energy, or sound waves, to help reduce pain in conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Foot)
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Bursitis (Shoulder, Hip, Knee)
- Trigger Finger (Thumb)
- Bone Spurs
- Joint Pain
- Calcium Deposits
- Elbow Pain
- Heel Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Knee Pain (Patellar Tendonitis)
- Tendonitis (Shoulder, Hip, Wrist, Ankle)
- Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder
What is Sonocur Therapy?
A clinical shockwave is nothing more than a sonic pulse, much like an airplane breaking the sound barrier. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (extracorporeal meaning “outside the body”) is a safe and effective treatment option. The first medical treatment utilized shockwaves to dissolve kidney stones without surgical intervention. Today over 98% of all kidney stones are treated with Shockwave Therapy. No studies have reported any significant side effects when utilized for orthopedic conditions. The use of shockwave to treat tendon injury began in the early 1990’s and was approved in the United States by the FDA for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis in 2000 and for Lateral Epicondylitis in 2003.
How Does It Work?
The widely accespted theory is that ESWT causes microtrauma and controlled injury at the affected area, thereby leading to the formation of blood vessels (revascularization) which triggers the body’s natural healing process and repair mechanisms. Studies have shown an 80% and higher success rate in significantly reducing or eliminating pain.
Is This Treatment Right for Everyone?
You should speak to your doctor about your specific medical condition to see if ESWT is right for you. ESWT may not be recommended for use on pregnant women, children, anyone with a pacemaker or anyone on anti-coagulant therapy or who has a history of bleeding problems.
Precision Occupational Medical Group, Inc. currently uses a variable-energy Sonocur Shockwave machine. A skin gel is applied to the treatment area to allow the shockwave to be introduced into the body. A technician places the probe on the area of greatest tenderness. The shockwaves are delivered for 10-15 minutes with NO anesthesia required. Occasionally, patients will experience mild transient discomfort at the treatment site. Patients are usually treated with 3-5 sessions separated by 1-2 weeks. Between treatments, patients are able to perform all normal daily activities. Some patients report immediate pain relief but the healing response usually requires 6-8 weeks.
ESWT is covered by most major group insurance health plans, Workers Compensation insurance and
Personal Injury insurance. Out-of-pocket payment plan options available. Call for details.
Current Evidence-Based Medical Treatment Guidelines
Open below link to review current evidence-based medical treatment guidelines for extracorporeal shockwave therapy as published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.